On Firewalls in Internet Security

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (opsawg WG)
Author Fred Baker 
Last updated 2013-05-09 (latest revision 2012-01-20)
Replaced by draft-ietf-opsawg-firewalls
Stream Internent Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
Document shepherd Melinda Shore
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-opsawg-firewalls
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


There is an ongoing discussion regarding the place of firewalls in security. This note is intended to capture and try to make sense out of it.


Fred Baker (fred@cisco.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)