Mar 20, 2002:
Discovered Python had some severe limitations when attempting to control a firewall remote via Telnet or FTP. After much testing, I decided to redo NFM in Perl. During my re-writing of NFM, I discovered Perl does not like the C shell, which is the default on Nokia firewalls. To get around this problem, I recommend users create a "Backup" account on the Nokia firewall that defaults to Bourne. It'll make life easier. Added some new switches that are discussed in the documentation. Will have backup capabilities soon that will allow users to restore firewalls thru Voyager.
Mar 1, 2002:
Developed a configuration summary script which can be ftp'd to a firewall. Once the script has been put on the
firewall, a telnet session can be initiated to run the script. This script provides a detailed configuration
summary with the following information:
Feb. 24, 2002:
Project is in the planning stage.