Casey Bralla on 12 Apr 2013 20:13:56 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Embedded 3-Port Firwall?

I've been leary of running a firewall in a virtual machine since I'm afraid 
the bad guys might be able to "jump" from one VM to another.  OK, I know 
that's silly, but it always seemed "cleaner" to me to have the firewall as a 
physically separate machine from my regular servers.

Obviously, you've had no problems though, so I guess I'll reconsider that 

On Friday, April 12, 2013 11:20:55 PM Lee H. Marzke wrote:
> I now run pfSense firewall as a VM in my ESXi server,  so my power
> for that box went down to zero!    I'm also routing IPv6 traffic
> to my website through pfSense. (
> The same ESXi server also runs a ZFS SAN for the VM's and a bunch of Linux
> VM's, including a plone server, Mailman mailservers,  Zimbra test server,
> VMware VIEW demo, etc. I hope to do a presentation on this setup sometime.
> I did keep the old physical linux router box around just in case of any
> bootstrap problems.
> Lee


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