[SATLUG] Home network
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Wed Apr 2 20:54:09 CDT 2008
If he's going to be hosting anything from his house it makes more sense to
use an actual firewall versus the linksys integrated one. Hell, if you
create a dmz on them all it does it forward all ports to the system you
You shouldn't be running any type of linux you are unfamiliar with. IF you
start playing wtih distro's on your perimeter, it won't be YOUR perimeter
much longer. Remember, once you start placing machines outside you need to
keep a keen eye on all the software installed and what patches come out.
Then realize you will inevitably become lazy with it, and your server will
start hosting malware and sending your grandmother emails about viagra and
her paypal account needing information updates.
Furthermore, make sure you know your ISP's restrictions. Timwarner does not
like you running a web server or email server off your cable modem unless
you pay them extra.
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Justin Burdette <justin.burdette at gmail.com>
> I'm going to put the PC between my router and cable modem...from what I'm
> reading on smoothwall, it looks like I can have the kind of control I want
> that way. The Linksys software never impressed me much.
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com>
> > so you're going to deactivate the firewall at the router and use a pc
> > one instead?
> > Ernest
> > On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Justin Burdette <
> justin.burdette at gmail.com
> > >
> > wrote:
> > > I decided to play around with the Linksys (it's a BEFSX41) after
> > upgrading
> > > the firmware...it's now running DHCP for the 1.150-1.200 range and my
> > main
> > > computer's static IP is just fine. Maybe it was operator error?
> > >
> > > As for the firewall/server issue, I like what I see with smoothwall.
> > I'll
> > > probably go ahead and set up the P3 box for that and just continue to
> > run
> > > Apache and FTP off of my big machine...it's a dual-core Athlon64, so
> > it's
> > > not like I'm stressing it, and I'm the only one who accesses it
> > remotely.
> > > I
> > > keep programs and drivers that I might need for customers saved so
> > I
> > > can easily access them without having to search all over everywhere.
> > It's
> > > nice to be able to get it all in one place!
> > >
> > > I haven't purchased the P3 units yet, but I've got a bid on 4 of them
> > > entered at crapsells.us, and I've got a good friend who wants at least
> > one
> > > to run as a firewall. Might sell the other 2 or hang on to them for
> > later
> > > expansion of my network.
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