Carl Johnson on 16 Jun 2011 11:53:59 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Running Smoothwall on VirtualBox

Firewalls are something that should always be run on dedicated hardware. Just my opinion...... 

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Adam Zion <> wrote:

>In an attempt to reduce the heat in NET Frankford Ave. server room,
>which doubles as my office, I'm consolidating servers. I consolidated
>one small Debian server into a much more powerful Windows PC by
>installing Apache on the Windows box + recreating the Samba shares
>from the Debian box.
>The second job is much touchier: installing Smoothwall on the Windows
>box via VirtualBox. So far, even though I got Smoothwall to detect the
>cards, when I fire up the virtual machine the network is always
>unavailable. I suspect that the issue is with how I'm configuring the
>NICs to work in VB- NAT, bridged, internal, or host-only. But damned
>if I can find the right combination.
>This machine contains two NICs- one going to the Comcast cable modem,
>and one to the Clubhouse PCs. I would think that these should either
>both be configured as NAT or bridged, but neither of those worked.
>Has anyone here tried something vaguely like this in the past? I know-
>I should either leave the Smoothwall box as-is or install it on a
>linux server. But this box needs to run Windows for various reasons,
>and I really don't feel like completely nuking it in the hope that
>this will replicate something that we already have.
>Adam+Zion, MCSE+I, Registered Linux User #471910
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