I have an old netware 6.5sp7 server being used as just the firewall (no proxy/cache/etc) with bordermanager 3.8sp5 (imanager 2.02, but that is busted as well). I was wondering if I fix imgr & get 2.7 working, then could I do an inplace upgrade from 38 to 39, would it keep my current filter exceptions? I am not a bmee guy, so using just filtcfg from the command line just isnt doing it for me in order to open/change/etc ports.

That said, is the sles11 firewall usable alternative to bmee? Nothing in the budget for an ASA or the such, which is why I am trying to work with what I have....