Re: home network behind NAT and firewall ?
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 12:49:22 GMT
Gerald Vogt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Duane Arnold wrote:
>> You can get yourself a cheap NAT router and make it the gateway
>> device for the WAN and LAN and let it be the ICS device for the
>> machines on the LAN.
> I would not recommend that. Why by a NAT router that weakens the
> security when you can do it properly: use a firewall (or get a router
> that can be configured as real "firewall"). You don't need NAT and it
> only makes things harder. Get a firewall that blocks the in-coming
> traffic to the network and leaves the internal traffic regaring
> file-sharing etc. in the internal one. As the ISP does provide more
> than one IP address you don't need NAT.
The NAT router is no worst than using that XP FW - it's better. I could
have said go get a low-end WatchGuard like I use, but not everyone wants to
fork-up that kind of cash. I was hoping a Hotbrick would be a viable
solution for this kind of situation but I have my doubts about the support
and its longevity. Anyway, the router provides the protection that the XP
FW is doing plus it gives the OP the ICS and he can dump the XP FW, since
he is having so much trouble trying to configure it on the machines for
One could supplement the NAT router with IPsec that's on the Win2k, XP, and
Win 2K3 O/S(s) with the AnalogX rules implementation that will allow
networking on the LAN and protect the machines.
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