Snap Gear Lite 2 Firewall Setup
Posted on 2003-11-10
I Have a co-located Dell Server running Win2K Advanced Server, currently the server is using a Zone Alarm Pro for firewall. The Server is running the following services, DNS, HTTP Server (IIS), FTP, POP3, SMTP, PCAnywhere Host
I have just purchased a Snap Gear Lite 2 VPN Firewall but have no idea how to configure the device.
It is brand new from the manufacturer but their support hasn't been, very, well, quick or supportive!
For the moment i intend to use the device purely as a firewall until i buy another and set up a VPN, I believe two of these devices provide a very secure VPN. I will use PC Anywhere to administer the server for the present.
My problem is i would like to configure the device prior to deployment so i don't have to link a monitor up in the datacenter etc. Its goegraphically far and francly the security don't like you hanging around to configure things, especially if you don't know what your doing ;-)
My server has a total of 64 Public Static IP Addresses assigned to it, I'm currently using around 10 of these. For simplicity I would like to setup all the ports i need to be open for each of these IP's.
So my questions are:
How do i preconfigure my Snap Gear Lite 2 prior to deployment so it accepts requests on IP range (example) 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
listening and responding on the following ports:
Win2KDNS PORT: 53(?)
HTTP PORT: 80
FTP PORT: 21
SMTP PORT: 25
POP3 PORT: 110
DANTZ RETROSPECT PORT: 497
PCAnywhere 10.0 PORTS: 5631 - 5632 (?)
I would really like to preconfigure the Firewall using my desktop at home and just take the device down to the datacenter and plug it in blind. However if this is not possible then I need really clear and concise instructions on how to do this as i have no prior knowledge of how to achieve this.
Hope the gurus can help!
I would really appreciate any comments and good clear answers will be rewarded.