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Re: [vox-tech] Third NIC question



On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 04:09:55PM -0700, Michael J Wenk wrote:
> 
> Here's a networking question.  I have a linux server(AMD Athlon 900)
> with 2 NICs in it now.  It is currently used as a network firewall/NAT
> server.  I have a spare hub(it may even be a switch) laying around, and
> I am thinking of segmenting my network.  I have several game systems I
> want to put up on my network.  I can do it in the current config, yes,
> but I may want to restrict the NAT/filter config a bit more.  I am also
> wanting to put in a tivo, and while it probably doesn't put much of a
> load on the net, if it ever does, it would be nice if that was sheltered
> from my other systems.  So, what I plan on doing is throwing a third PCI
> NIC in my system(I should have space, if not bye bye mr sound card) and
> using that for my new segment.  I'll then NAT that segment as well, but
> with a stronger configuration(probably the only ports that will be open
> will be ones that need to be opened with everything else locked down
> tight)  So my question is, does anyone out there have experience in
> running a config like this, and if so are there any gotchyas?  I haven't
> done much research in this yet, and I am planning on probably doing this
> this weekend some time.  

I have something similar, 3 PCI NICs in a p2 450 box.

NIC 1 handles the DSL line.
NIC 2 handles the internal network.
NIC 3 handles the wireless network

there isn't anything all that complicated about it. i use iptables to handle
nat/firewall, and it was really easy to set up.

-Gabe
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