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Old 11-23-2001, 03:39 PM   #1
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linux firewall with internet zone, dmz and trusted zone

i am using redhat 7.0, kernel 2.2.16 and ipchains using 3 nics.

i am setting a linux box as a firewall that connect directly to a cisco 1600 series router and breaks up the network into a dmz and trusted network zone.

i have done the necessary changes in the kernel routing on the firewall that is :

route to subnet is via interface this is done by removing the one for interface
route to the gateway is

the router lan port has a public ip
the firewall internet port has a public ip
the dmz nic has a public ip
the trusted nic has a private ip masquerading all traffic.

my problem here is after setting an ip route on the router stating that the gateway for network is via the dmz zone is not accessible from the internet but the trusted network has no problems accessing to and from the internet and the dmz.

is this scenario a router or linux issue.

i have setup the forwarding rules properly.

can anyone provide any tips to configure a cisco router to function properly here if it is the router issue.
Old 11-27-2001, 04:45 AM   #2
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It could be either.

Show us the output from

route -n
ifconfig -a

Also how many IP addresses have you got assigned to you to use and has someone setup the router to route to the firewalls external ip address for the whole subnet. ?



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