Re: Cloud? Firewall?

Subject: Re: Cloud? Firewall?
From: Michael LaTorra <mikel -at- HUEY -dot- ACCUGRAPH -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 14:22:24 MST

On Mon, 9 Jan 1995 Margaret Knox asked about the definitions
of "cloud" and "firewall" in the following passages:

>Core Internet--the cloud of computers connected directly to the Internet
>(i.e., not behind a firewall). These can access and deliver all Internet
>services....

and also:

>Consumer Internet--the cloud of computers connected to the Internet
>through a firewall. These can access all Internet services, but, except
>for mail, cannot supply them.


Here are my definitions, based upon experience (i.e., not quoted from
a dictionary):

CLOUD -- an unspecificed number of computers and other devices that
are linked via telecommunications

FIREWALL -- a computer that guards access to a Local Area Network
of other computers in order to protect against invasion
by computer viruses, hackers, and other malevolent entities



Live long & prosper,
Mike LaTorra

Documentation Supervisor
Accugraph Inc.
mikel -at- accugraph -dot- com
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