Working on a network where I need to include an additional routing
device in front of the firewall so I can route multiple public IPs to
machines behind this device. I am wondering with the server I am
building if it would be a sound decision to use a VMware based machine
solution to this problem, where m0n0wall sits on the virtual machine
with it's own interfaces as well as the secondary machine behind it.
I may try it to see what the results are, but just wondering if anyone
here has an opinion on the scenario. I have thought about security
concerns, (the core VM machine will be a non network accessible linux
based distro running selinux, and the vmmachine will not be routing any
addresses to the any virtual interfaces. I will use multiple ethernet
ports/cards to satiate the 4-5 ports I would need to do this.
Any thoughts/ banter/ ridicule is appreciated. :)