I am not a real network guy, but I have been using m0n0wall for quite
some time for a small network of mine. It's rock solid on a Soekris
4501. It's been great!
Today I have a new use for it where I work at school and would like to
see if it can do what I am looking for (I think it can, but I don't
I have a SMB and AFP share which needs to be shared to a number of
people. I have a computer which sits on a large university network
comprised of computers all with public IP's sitting in xxx.yyy.0.0/16.
I do not want people outside of this network to be able to connect to
the shares but would like to keep current public services on the
machine available (I have SSH and apache running which I use for off
campus uses). M0n0wall would be restricting connections to the SMB and
AFP services to IP's from a range of IP's (xx.xx.0.0/16) while
hopefully not interfering with connections to other services. The
network connection would be a 10Mb ethernet connection.
Would a filtering bridge work (or be appropriate) for this. Would an
old pentium 133 be able to handle a 10Mb conection or would I need
something faster? How about a P3 450? Athlon 800?
Any hints on how best to go about this? I think that m0n0wall should be
able to do this. I just need to learn how. Any help would be most