x2 on removing the linksys box. I have a small server setup that I had connected to a linksys
router. I set my m0n0wall box up next to it and got it all configured which just having it connected
to the lan. I then pulled the plug on the linksys box, plugged the dsl modem into the m0n0wall box
and set the lan ip to what was on the linksys router. Basically a seamless upgrade.
From: Seth Martin [mailto:SethM at turbinegenerator dot com]
Sent: Tue 2/7/2006 3:23 PM
To: Mark Griswold; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] Looking for configuration advice with SBS 2003
I would remove the linksys box IMHO. The monowall will do all the
linksys does and will make it redundant. You could retain the linksys
system and configuration on it however and that way incase of an issue
swap back quickly with just a few cat 5 cables.
From: Mark Griswold [mailto:mgriswold at environics dot com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 3:11 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Looking for configuration advice with SBS 2003
I'm running a Windows Small Business Server 2003 setup and am looking to
add monowall, particularly for it's traffic shaping capabilities.
Current configurations is:
ADSL 384/128 line with single static IP (PPPoE) Linksys router
(192.168.1.1) with ports forwarded to SBS server SBS server with 2 NICs
(192.168.1.2 on WAN side, 10.0.0.1 on LAN side)
We host our own email and allow VPN and OWA access to Exchange, so we
have a few ports forwarded on the Linksys router to the server, but
otherwise everything is blocked (Our website is hosted externally)
I'm trying to consider various ways to add a monowall box (old PII-300
PC) with as little fuss
as possible. I'm hoping to minimize any drastic changes so in the event
I encounter problems I can easily go back to the configuration we have
Should I just add the monowall between the Linksys and SBS server, and
just forward all traffic both ways (with the packet shaping turned on of
course). To me, this seems the simplest way to go, since it would be
relatively easy to remove the mono box if I have problems getting
OTOH, replacing the Linksys box with the mono box seems cleaner and
maybe (?) offers me some additional capabilities.
Has anybody out there done a similar install? Any recommendations?
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