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Re: So... what's the best routing solution for..

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Fri Jun 12 02:00:49 1998

At 10:42 AM 6/11/98 -0400, Steve Sobol wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 11, 1998 at 07:07:17AM -0700, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
>
>> >Don't use any routing protocol at all.  Actually, skip having your
>> >own router too.
>> 
>> Agreed, we ran default static routes for a long time. Y'all don't even need
>> a router. I might recommend a LinkSys 2-port ethernet switch, though.
>> (Control collision domains, See DataComm Warehouse.).
>
>Hm. My main goal is to be able to block stuff from entering my LAN that 
>I don't want there. With a Cisco or Livingston box or something similar,
>it's just a question of installing filters. I could set up a box and use
>ipfwadm, perhaps that would be the best thing to do?

That would be the cheap thing to do. But, from personal experience, ipfwadm
is a PITA! Granted, you only have to do the setup once, thank God.

If you have the budget, buy a firewall-router/switch. But, they're
decidedly not cheap.
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