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[ale] I've hit a rough wall, installin' Smoothwall :-)
Unless you have 2 internet connections, you only have one device
accessing the internet directly. That should be your smoothwall and
it's green interface should be the default gateway for all your
network attached devices.
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Courtney Thomas
<courtneycthomas at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Either :-)
> i.e. how can a SmoothWall installer be certain that...
> all internet activity, both sending & receiving,
> is actually being processed by SmoothWall .....
> rather than...
> ONLY going directly in/out the wireless router,
> not being processed by SmoothWall at all ?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Geoffrey" <lists at serioustechnology.com>
> To: <ale at ale.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 11:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [ale] I've hit a rough wall, installin' Smoothwall :-)
>> Courtney Thomas wrote:
>>> My apologies for the garbled question. I was interrupted and failed to
>>> refocus on returning :-(
>>> What I meant to ask was:
>>> how can it be determined that all a given machine's activity is
>>> going through SmoothWall,
>>> rather than accessing the web directly through the wireless router ?
>> I'm not sure if you're referring to my setup or yours. In my
>> configuration, nothing can get to the internet unless it goes through my
>> smoothwall firewall.
>> for example:
>> internet <-> smoothwall <-> switch <-> wireless router <-> laptop
>> Until later, Geoffrey
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