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I currently am using smoothwall as a firewall for a windows 2000 domain and network

Setup is this -

Internet - smoothwall - windows DC - workstations.

The windows server/DC is also the DHCP server for the other workstations which are connected through a hub to one nic - the other nic on the (windows) server is connected to smoothwall.

I would like All the workstations i(including the domain controller) to be connected to smoothwall for VPN reasons.  What is the best way to set this up?

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> Internet - smoothwall - windows DC - workstations
I think the workstations don't need to pass through Windows DC in order to go to internet.
So it should looks like:
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Internet --- (NIC1) smoothwall (NIC2) --- Windows DC & workstations.
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In other words, the Windows DC server only need one NIC which connect to the network with workstations.
But your smoothwall box need to have 2 NICs, one to the internet (NIC1), another (NIC2) to the network with workstations.
This way all the machines including Windows DC can connect to smoothwall for VPN.

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In other words - all I have to do is connect the other workstations directly to smoothwall?  Shall I make smoothwall the dhcp server or leave the windows one?
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Leave the DHCP on Windows DC, since they are all in the same subnet.

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So How would I configure the "Green" Nic on smoothwall?
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Green NIC is for LAN (IP within the same range of Windows DC and workstation), and Red NIC is for internet (WAN IP).

For smoothwall installation and configuration, please check
http://download.smoothwall.org/archive/docs/2.0/quickstart.pdf   (Quickstart Guide)
http://download.smoothwall.org/archive/docs/2.0/install.pdf     (Installation Guide)
http://download.smoothwall.org/archive/docs/2.0/admin.pdf    (Administration Guide)
for details.

Regards,

Wesly
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by:dbdp
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Yes, I know it for the LAN - but what IP will I give it? one in the range of the local domain?
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> one in the range of the local domain
Yes. This IP will be the default gateway IP for Windows DC and workstations.

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