[SunHELP] Configuration advice...

Fausto Bijdor fabio at crearium.com
Mon Oct 11 17:26:09 CDT 2004

I have never used Sun as a firewall, it is called "sun screen" I guess.
Sun Solaris is not the easiest system for that work, I am sure you can 
do it and can be fine, but I would use freebsd as a firewall, just to do 
that, the system came rady for that outof the box.
You can get great advantage with sendmail on Sun. It is very common use 
to handle email and dabatabase on Sun.

If you plan to do it with Solaris, try to close as much port as 
possible, a good idea is work on it in console, IMHO.

my .99 cents.

Marvin Cummings wrote:

>Wondering if I can solicit some advice from the list on a setup I'm
>thinking about implementing? My network is currently configured as
>BellSouth DSL service
>Linksys 4-port DSL router
>Windows 2003 Active Directory w/AD an Integrated DNS zone
>ISA 2000 firewall server
>Windows 2003 web server 
>Exchange 2003 mail server
>I have a Solaris Ultra Sparc 10 workstation and an intel box that I'd
>like to also install Solaris 8 on.
>The plan is to install and configure sendmail on one of these solaris
>systems and place it in front of my exchange server. This would allow
>me to remove the linksys router and possibly use Solaris as my sole
>firewall/router and sendmail as a relay for my exchange server.
>What I'd like to know is what others may think of using Solaris as a
>firewall/router with a DSL connection? I'm sure it can be used for
>other things but I'd like to know how effective it is as a router?
>Right now I have the ISA server acting as a firewall with the linksys
>in front of it. I'm not too happy about this configuration but can't
>afford a hardware firewall solution.
>If anyone has any documentation on configuring Solaris 8 as a
>firewall/router and sendamil on Solaris 8 as a relay for Exchange I'd
>really appreciate it. I'm using the Mastering Solaris 8 book published
>by Sybex to gather some solid info on this but welcomes any responses
>or direction.
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