Connecting a server directly to a dsl modem.

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Connecting a server directly to a dsl modem.

Post by savantelite » 2011/11/18 15:22:58

I currently have a desktop tower with 2 ethernet ports. I am hoping to install a KVM virtual firewall os. I am having issues understanding what ip interfaces connect each of the different parts of the network.

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Re: Connecting a server directly to a dsl modem.

Post by vonskippy » 2011/11/18 18:43:57

So you don't know what you're doing, you're clueless about security, but you're going to connect your server directly to the Internet.

Yeah, that's a GREAT idea.

Buy a $30 consumer firewall appliance and prevent your server from becoming just another bot riddled spam spewer.

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Connecting a server directly to a dsl modem.

Post by pschaff » 2011/11/22 21:33:20

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature.

If you don't like that answer, then perhaps consider running a [url=https://www.google.com/search?q=firewall+linux+distro&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&safe=active]firewall linux distro[/url] on real hardware (most any old used PC with two NICs should do) between your server and the Internet. CentOS is probably not the best choice for a firewall appliance.

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