Re: Making an ADSL Router
From: Xian (ian_at_codepad.net)
To: Freebsdemail@example.com Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 16:43:51 +0000
On Friday 29 October 2004 18:37, Aaron P. Martinez wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 08:31, Olivier Gautherot wrote:
> > Hi Xian!
> > > I have a friend who's ADSL router has recently broken beyond repair. He
> > > also has a Free BSD machine that is on all the time so I thought that
> > > could become a router.
> > > I know I will need some kind of ADSL modem but I'm not really sure what
> > > I'm looking for. So any guidance will be greatly appreciated.
> > > I'm currently reading http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/
> > > handbook/ppp-and-slip.html
> > If you want to go the easy way, take an Ethernet modem - connection to
> > Internet is a child's play. USB modems can be more of a chance, depending
> > on whether the appropriate driver is available.
> This may seem like the easy way but i would take another route. I have
> been using sangoma's internal adsl card for about 2 years now and it is
> flawless. You get tons more debugging information that you will get
> with any dsl modem on the market (stuff you can go to the isp and
> say...why is your router sending me these bogus packets).
> The other bonus of this is you have your Public ip right on your
> router/firewall...this way you don't have to mess with setitng up
> portforwarding/natting etc on whatever crappy OS they have in their POS
> dsl modem...you can use all of OBSD's funtionality for that.
> > Things you may want to look at are "gateway", "ipfw" and "jail" if some
> > services need to be protected (http server, mail, etc.)
> > If you want state-of-the-art security, 2 network cards would be ideal
> > but for a home network, you can easily get away with 1.
> > Cheers
> > Olivier
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Thanks every one for the help.
All the internal adsl cards I've seen look very expencive, and the machine
doesn't have USB. The idea of using FreeBSD to the port forwarding/
firewalling what is so good (I've met with some ribbish and seriously flawed
OSes on these ethernet/modem things). OpenBSD looks better for the job but I
doubt I could change it.
It might be cheaper to get an ethernet modem and use two network cards in the
router machine. That way I could still have decent firewall and
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