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Re: What price security?

Robert Moskowitz writes:
> At 11:45 AM 6/20/97 -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> >Of course, one of the advantages of the Internet architecture is that
> >routers generally aren't communications endpoints (they are, but only
> >for a tiny amount of management traffic) so they generally aren't
> >going to be doing much encryption. It is only endpoint hosts with
> >gigabit speed networks that need to worry, and those are (currently)
> >rare, and probably by the time they are common processors will be
> >substantially faster.
> For many the router is the gateway.  Talk to Cisco and Ascend on that.  And
> also look at Redcreek.

I explicitly listed that case later in the same message when I spoke
of VPN products. If your router is being used to provide VPN services,
you very probably need hardware anyway.