Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by l:x, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. l:x

    l:x New Member

    [Title should be: "Setup servers behind firewall"]

    I'm playing around with some servers (www, mail, db & dns) to simulate a ISP setup (so I could host my own domain for experimental puposes).

    The current situation: all servers are hosted in a datacenter. An uplink connected to a switch, all servers connected to that switch. All servers got a fixed IP (ea. xx.yy.zz.1 - xx.yy.zz.4). This means that all the servers are just connected to the internet without any protection (except for local FW & AV).

    I would like to come to the following situtation: An uplink connected to a FW "server" (ea. IPCOP), this FW connected to the switch with all other servers conntected to it too.

    Do I need to install all the servers in an "Orange/DMZ" zone, because I want them to keep their fixed IP. Or do I create a "Green/LAN" zone and use port forwarding etc?

    Kind regards,
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2006
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can use port forwarding only if you run different services on each server because you can forward a port to only one machine. If you run a web server on two machines, then you can forward port 80 to only one, for example.

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