[Shorewall-users] Firewall Requirement

Bhavin Modi modi_bhavin at hotpop.com
Sat Dec 20 13:45:20 PST 2003


Thanks Tom.

I just wanted to make sure that I can use shorewall for my network.
After going through the documentation I know I can do a lot with shorewall.

Thanks again.
~Bhavin.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Eastep" <teastep at shorewall.net>
To: "Mailing List for Experienced Shorewall Users"
<shorewall-users at lists.shorewall.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Shorewall-users] Firewall Requirement


> On Sat, 2003-12-20 at 09:33, Bhavin Modi wrote:
> > I think I presented the network in a wrong manner.
> >
> > Here is the correction.
> >
> > Router(/30) < -- > Firewall external interface (/30)
> >                                  |
> >                           Firewall DMZ interface (/24) <----> Public
Network
> > (/24)
> >                                  |
> >                           Firewall pvt. network interface (rfc1918)
<---->
> > Private Network (not used as HTTP filtering causes extra load on
firewall)
> >
> >
> > The gateway for firewall is the router IP address.
> > The gateway for public network is firewall DMZ interface address.
> >
>
> To answer your first question, Yes Shorewall can be used in this
> configuration.
>
> You are going to have to do some reading though so you can ask more
> specific questions about configuration; "How do I configure the above"
> is asking us to do your job for you. I suggest that you start at
> http://www.shorewall.net/shorewall_setup_guide.htm.
>
> There are other users on the list that run high-volume Shorewall
> configurations and hopefully they will be able to give you some advice
> about the hardware requirements.
>
> -Tom
> -- 
> Tom Eastep    \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
> Shoreline,     \ http://shorewall.net
> Washington USA  \ teastep at shorewall.net
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