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WAN-hacking with AutoHack--Auditing security behind the firewall

Alec Muffett

Network Security Group
Sun Microsystems
United Kingdom


This paper is a review of an ongoing project to simplify security auditing of the world-wide TCP/IP network of some thirty thousand hosts, internal to Sun Microsystems.

The paper also examines the issues which this project raises; it details the conception, design, development of, and one year's results gathered from, AutoHack, a tool specially created to probe, audit, and produce security reports for, a TCP/IP network of this size.

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