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By allen ·
If I want to setup a site that consist of 2-3 webs ervers, 2 email servers and one SQL server, what router model should I choose. the site will be conected to T1 line and the contents will be dynamic: cldfusion, ASP...

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by acattr In reply to router for a site

If your not going to upgrade the from a T1 anytime soon, a cisco 1720 with built in DSU card.

Router doesn't matter, what you really need is a firewall. Cisco PIX 605e will do, if you want to setup the servers with in a DMZ the PIX 615 is better.


cheaper alternatives are multitech T1 routers, and smc firewalls.

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by cybercowboy In reply to router for a site

I agree with Answer 1 from wwwacny@yahoo.com in regard to equipment selection.

Understand that any one of the devices mentioned will route port services to discrete IP addresses.

Example: Port 80 services to 192.168.0.1 (Web)
Port 25& 110 to 192.168.0.2 (email)
Port ... to 192.168.0.3 (SQL)

More important than the devices is the design. The system should be designed to function with a specific methodology. Once the methods are defined you should be able to designand select the proper equipment. Professional consultation is in order if you don't understand the inner workings of routers or firewalls. Installing these devices properly does require technical skills.

We all have private professional networksthat include MCSEs MCPs CCNAs and we all ask questions of one another. My suggestion to you, in order to avoid trouble, is to add another professional to your personal network and let them help you resolve this issue. You will not want to make anymistakes in this area as it can mean exposing your entire network to the outside world.

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by thamlin In reply to router for a site

That would depend on the amount of traffic you are anticipating, although a 1700 series Cisco would probably be sufficient for your needs and would not be cost prohibitive. They generally come standard with 1 serial interface, and a slot for another Wan Interface Card should you need it. You would either have to get an external CSU or a WIC CSU card. The external csu would be the cheaper move, for instance an Adtran TSU ESP would do the trick for what you need it for. Good luck.

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by thamlin In reply to router for a site

You can also protect your resources by utilizing access lists and NAT or network address translation. You can limit the traffic to specific ports for specific devices both inbound and outbound so as not to leave your internal network open for intrusion. You would have to ensure that you get the right level of Cisco IOS for this.

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