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Re: Hardware preparation


On 29 Aug 98, at 14:18, James Spooner wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, David Warnock wrote:
> > Q. How should the firewall PC be on the Lan?
> > 
> > Option 1. The main Fileserver has a second network card for a 
> > segment containing just the fileserver and the firewall.
> > 
> > Option 2. The firewall is connected to the same hub as all the other
> > machines.
> > 

> This is the better option, having all traffic destined for the ISDN link
> going via the fileserver isn't worthwhile (and will be an extra load on
> it), the only reason you would do this is if you were to have a second
> firewall here to provide extra security.  But since the fileserver may
> well be as critical as any machine on the network, it's not worth it.

Thanks, as the file server will have our source archives it is 
definately the most critical.


Dave Warnock
Sundayta Ltd

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