Re: Newbie question - IP routing through a firewall

From: Rodney van den Oever (roeverat_private)
Date: Fri May 29 1998 - 13:37:24 PDT

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    >       Internet --- Router --- Firewall ---- Internal Network
    >                                  |
    >                             Server Farm
    >I've read you shouldn't have IP Routing enabled in the firewall, that's
    That's dependant on the type of firewall, packet-level (yep) or application
    level (nope).
    >fine, but my question is: Should the router pass all the traffic to the
    >firewall? I mean, should it have a route like 'internal-network gw
    It depends on the type of firewall:
    o packet filter: yes.
    o packet filter, static or dynamic translation or hide mode: no
    o application level (proxy) or circuit level (socks): no
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