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By ndpro.knelson ·
How do I set up my novell 5 server so that the clients that are attached to it can have access to the internet through the DSL connection that is attached to the Server. I want to use this server as a router.

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by daveseng In reply to Access to the internet

My best advice would be DON'T DO THIS!

Directly connecting your Netware server to the Internet without an intervening firewall is asking for Trouble.

Set up some type of Firewall - the price you pay for it will be trivial indeed compared to losing valuable corporate information to a hacker from your wide-open, directly-connected file server.

As an aside - you could easily set up a Netware 5 server to do this by installing two NICs and binding a separate IP address to each - this willwork as long as your ISP will allow your DSL connection to have a static IP address. Routing between the two subnets will happen automatically. If the ISP is dynamically assigning IP addresses Netware won't work too well as your front-end to the Internet.

Again, best advice - don't do it! You'll have a hard time explaining to your boss why the accounting data was deleted by a hacker.......

Dave Seng

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by ndpro.knelson In reply to Access to the internet

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by wcraigmiles In reply to Access to the internet

Install two NICs. Have one for the local segment, the other connect to the DSL modem with the information your ISP gave you.

If you have to allow the server to router the packets. Use NWCONFIG and INETCFG to put this into place. I highly recommend adding the Bordermanager package to you server. If this is a small business server you get Bordermananger as part of the package. THis is a very good firewall and provides a good proxy and caching service. Be sure to enable defend against SYNand other attacks under NWCONFIG and the TCP/IP settings for the NIC.

There are also small hardware firewalls that you could place between the server and the Internet. Failing that, you should remove the browse right from public to the object. I'd also enable NAT on the router to prevent the server from sending Internet generated packets into the local LAN.

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by Raymond Wong In reply to Access to the internet

Hi,

you need to install the NIAS component that comes with NW5.

Use INETCFG to configure the NICs, protocols, bindings, routing, & NAT.

Most importantly, configure the filters under FILTCFG.

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