[Shorewall-newbies] Shorewall bridging
sakthi at altair.com
Tue Mar 9 13:10:10 PST 2004
That answers my question. I am not going to touch our gateway machine. I
might experiment it on a different machine.
From: Tom Eastep [mailto:teastep at shorewall.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 4:05 PM
To: List for New Shorewall Users; sakthi at altair.com
Subject: Re: [Shorewall-newbies] Shorewall bridging
On Tuesday 09 March 2004 12:59 pm, Tom Eastep wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 March 2004 12:49 pm, Sakthivel Subramanian wrote:
> > Tom,
> > Currently I have a firewall machine with shorewall running on a 3
> > interface configuration, the firewall machine also acts a proxy
> > server (SQUID). I am thinking of replacing it with a bridged
> > firewall with shorewall. If I switch to a bridged firewall and
> > assign an IP to the bridge interface can I still use the firewall
> > machine as a web proxy ?
> I don't know. One of the reasons that I am making the experimental
> bridging code available is so people can try it and find out what does
> and doesn't work.
> > Also in the shorewall.net you have a note that shorewall bridge code
> > is experimental. What does it mean ?
> It means that the code is experimental. It is currently not released.
> It may or may not become part of a future Shorewall release.
It also means that if something doesn't work, I don't promise to fix it any
time soon. In short, it means that you probably don't want to consider the
Shorewall bridging code for production use.
Tom Eastep \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
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