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On Firewalls in Network Security

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Authors Fernando Gont , Fred Baker
Last updated 2016-08-07 (Latest revision 2016-02-04)
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This document analyzes the role of firewalls in network security, and recognizes their role in the internet architecture. It suggests a line of reasoning about their usage, and analyzes common kinds of firewalls and the claims made for them.


Fernando Gont
Fred Baker

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