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Date:      Thu, 5 May 2011 18:23:36 -0700 (PDT)
From:      =?iso-8859-1?Q?Leonardo_M=2E_Ram=E9?= <>
Subject:   Re: Home firewall with DLink router and FreeBSD
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--- On Thu, 5/5/11, Jon Radel <> wrote:=0A=0A> From: Jon Radel=
 <>=0A> Subject: Re: Home firewall with DLink router and FreeB=
SD=0A> To:> Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 9=
:50 PM=0A> =0A> On 5/5/11 8:37 PM, Leonardo M. Ram=E9 wrote:=0A> > =0A> > H=
i, at home I have a DLink Dir 300 router to provide=0A> internet access for=
 my home network. The network is composed=0A> by two Windows PCs, one Linux=
 laptop and one FreeBSD server=0A> we use mainly for storage and as web/dat=
abase server.=0A> > =0A> > I must add, the server only have one network car=
d.=0A> =0A> It becomes difficult to use a server as a firewall unless=0A> y=
ou have an "inside" and an "outside" network.=A0 Easiest=0A> is to simply a=
dd another network card, should that be=0A> possible on your server.=A0 Ano=
ther possibility is to use=0A> VLAN taggging and connect the server to a sw=
itch that=0A> understands VLANs.=0A> =0A> > =0A> > I would like to know if =
its possible to use the=0A> FreeBSD server as a Firewall for the whole netw=
ork, securing=0A> LAN and WiFi connections. If this can be done, then how?=
=0A> could you point me to some howto?.=0A> > =0A> =0A> Yes.=A0 I'd start o=
n the FreeBSD website and start=0A> reading things that look useful.=A0 If =
you're thinking=0A> about using pf as your firewall, which I'd personally=
=0A> recommend though other options are perfectly workable also,=0A> there'=
s a nice document on the OpenBSD web site, IIRC.=0A> =0A=0AThanks, I think =
I better add a 2nd network card, as Daniel suggested. Then I'll try this ag=
ain.=0A=0ALeonardo M. Ram=E9=0A

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