Smoothwall, was Re: [Wolves] Dual-green Smoothwall

Lee Jordan wolves at
Thu Aug 28 23:00:01 2003

Cool cheers for the advice Ad,

I'm just downloading the ISO so I can play about before the Telewest dude
comes along, I assume the NIC on the RED interface would just be a case of
the installation picking it up and then me setting DHCP so that it could
grab an IP through the RED from Telewest. I'm assuming that the IP will be
static and likely to change once in a blue moon and that DHCP on the RED
wouldn't be used that often?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Sweet" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 8:24 PM
Subject: Smoothwall, was Re: [Wolves] Dual-green Smoothwall

> Lee,
> Mines a P133, 32MB RAM, 500MB HD and copes fine.
> Generic network cards will probably get picked up by
> the realtek or NE2000 driver. I had to try a few but
> only as I wasn't sure if they worked or not. I had
> problems using 2 3Com 509Cs (old 10 MBit ISA thingys),
> so maybe 2 cards of the same type have trouble, but
> they should work.
> You set up your network details in the install
> (including DHCP) and then it all just works. You can
> use as the smoothwall green interface and
> then to as the available
> DHCP addresses as an example.
> With a second card you can set up a DMZ with
> as the interface address. You will have to
> specify the addresses for your servers as you can't
> use DHCP on these, well port forwarding would be
> screwed then wouldn't it?
> For server access, set up port forwarding using the
> web interface of the Smoothwall from port x on
> Smoothwall to port y on the server and then allow
> external access to the smoothwall port. It's all point
> and click. The docs on the Smoothwall site are very
> good to advise you on this but you should be able to
> guess it yourself.
> Assume you will be using cable so thats another
> network card as your red interface. Never done this, I
> use USB ADSL. Ron, Aq, Dan or Jono will help you here.
> As for external FTP access, dunno, only ever done
> internal FTP. This the problem with software firewalls
> as they spawn random high number ports for the
> connection? Would like to know the solution to this
> myself.
> Another nifty trick is that Smoothwall has a built in
> dynamic dns service client so your Dyndns (or other
> service provider) address remains pointed at the right
> machine :)
> Later Brother Jordan.
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