Networking with FreeBSD

Stephan Weaver stephanweaver at
Tue Aug 2 21:06:53 GMT 2005

>From: Chuck Swiger <cswiger at>
>To: Stephan Weaver <stephanweaver at>
>CC: freebsd-questions at
>Subject: Re: Networking with FreeBSD
>Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 14:26:07 -0400
>Stephan Weaver wrote:
>[ ... ]
>>Thank You So Very Much for your quick response.
>You're welcome.
>>I am familar with firewalling, but i never done something like this.
>>Mabee you can give me an actual Example from my reference.
>>Using my networks ect.
>Sure, if I had lots of free time and nothing else to do, I could probably 
>write up a security policy, firewall rules, along with pretty network 
>topology diagrams and so forth.  But I was up 'til 2AM doing pretty much 
>just that for a client yesterday (*), and I'd rather not spend that much 
>effort again today without a good cause, or at least more beer.  :-)
>There is an expectation on the freebsd lists that you spend your own time 
>to learn about the tasks you want to accomplish before asking other people 
>to repeat what the documentation says for your own specific use case.  
>("Read the docs.  Try stuff out.  Ask questions which show what you've done 
>and what the specific error message or problem you have is.")
>>What i want to do is seperate the network's on the same wire.
>Hmm.  Why do you want to put separate subnets on the same wire?
>(What does that mean to you, anyway?  Using the same external ISP 
>connection? All boxes all on the same ethernet hub?  Something else?  
>Consider IPsec. :-)
>(*): Client is in Denmark.  They wanted stuff "urgently" by this morning 
>their time, after getting me something to respond to yesterday at 4PM my 
>time.  Bleh, this "global outsourcing" thing really is overrated....

What i want to do in a nutshell,
Connect all stores together via fibre, and protect my HeadOffice Lan, which 
will now be connected to all the stores. And Have some sort of security.

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