Box as a stand alone FTP (outside the firewall)
Here is an odd one. I have a cisco pix that is my worst nightmare. I cant seem to get it to allow PASV FTP traffic to the production server that I was trying to set up FTP on. I gave up and thought, why not put a Linux box on the one of the other interfaces of my T1 wic, give it a public IP. Then add a second nic ont the linux box configured and wired to my LAN. Wouldnt this be the same as a Firewall only with no routing? Does anyone think this is just stupid or insane?
I thought perhaps it might be safer this way. If someone hacked the linux box, I wouldnt care. If they hacked my win boxes i'd be in trouble.