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Hello, im wondering where my linux firewall should be? before the routher or after? I have not made it yet but plan to use IPcop. This is an actual linux ...
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    Linux firewall physical position


    Hello, im wondering where my linux firewall should be? before the routher or after? I have not made it yet but plan to use IPcop. This is an actual linux distro no?

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    I would place it as far to the edge as you can get it.

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    Ok well i mean should i have my firewall pluged into my router or should i get a 2nd NIC into my firewall server and put it between my modem and router?

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    Between the modem and the router is where I would place it.
    If this it to be a true firewall you are going to need a second Nic.

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