Thanks Lee for your reply. :)
I just understood half of it maybe because I'm a non-native speaker, but
I can guess what your point is.
Am 23.02.2014 01:06, schrieb Lee Sharp:
> On 02/22/2014 04:34 PM, Joschka Blohm wrote:
>> Hi dear list,
>> I'm going to install a Sophos UTM. It has an integrated firewall, but I
>> do not want to throw the m0n0wall out of the rack.
>> The UTM's main purpose is scanning the traffic for viruses and trojans
>> and managing the local installations of Sophos Endpoint Protection. I
>> don't really need its firewall capabilities.
>> Is there a possibility to design the network with some sort of
>> redundancy? The m0n0wall box works without moving parts (Alix with CF
>> card) so I think the UTM box will die before the m0n0wall box in the
>> worst case. I hope both of them won't but if it is the case that the UTM
>> has some sort of error I'd like to pop over a cable from the m0n0wall
>> box to the switch to bridge the connection and can work with system
>> which has a firewall at least.
>> Does someone has a similar scenario and can share some insights?
>> As always any help is appreciated. :)
> If you have extra IP addresses, run them in parallel. Turn off DHCP on
> the m0n0wall, and give it "one up" IP addresses from the Sophos. Then
> set the default gateway in a system with a static IP to the m0n0wall
> instead of the sophos, and it will bypass the sophos completely. (But
> still behave normally to everything on the LAN.) If the Sophos dies,
> just turn on DHCP and things come back. (This can also cut donw on
> required Sohpos licenses...
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