Ok, BM as a firewall tool is going away. SLES's firewall GUI tool is
apparently bad enough that people use iptables in scripts to construct
their router/firewalls. People in this forum have, to more or less of a
degree, a body of knowledge in the fundamentals of routing and packet
filtering. Would it be worth while for Novell to consider an "iptables"

Agreed, it would not directly help us who have/use BM. But, it would
keep together a body of knowledge that would be very useful in
understanding and using a tool that is organic to the products that
Novell is currently (and hopefully the future) selling.

Personally, I would think this would be a very productive direction.

Just a thought.