I loved this conversation, as reported in Wired in 1996, between technopundit George Gilder and a techie guy he was talking to while researching an article.
George: Hi, nice to meet you. Hey, that's a sweet access router over there. Wew, both Ethernet and asynchronous ports?
Steve: Yeah, check this baby out -- the Ethernet port has AUI, BNC, and RJ-45 connectors.
George: So for packet filtering you went with TCP, UDP, and ICMP.
Steve: Of course. To support dial-up SLIP and PPP.
George: Set user User_Name ifilter Filter_Name.
Steve: Set filter s1.out 8 permit 220.127.116.11/32 0.0.0.0/0 tcp src eq 20.
Steve: . ... .. .. ... ... ..... .. .. . ... .. .... .. .. .... ..
George: Really? Wait, you lost me there....
Posted July 31, 2004