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MPLS Best Practices.  Is it best practice to have an MPLS line going directly to the LAN switch or through a firewall first?

Posted on 2008-10-30
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It seems to me you can control traffic using the MPLS router.  We have an MPLS line that connects offices A (us), B and C.  It hits a Sonic firewall on A (us) before it gets into our LAN.

Office "B" is trying to hit our local LAN and it works fine.  

Office "C" wants to hit our LAN and then use our internet gateway to get out to the net.  This doesn't seem to be working when they try to reach the net thru us though.  Is there a better way to accomplish this?



                          SONICWALL           SONIC WALL  
                                   |                              |
Office B-----MPLS------>Office A (us)---------OUR Internet---(office C is trying to go out thru us)
                                               | SONIC WALL
                                            mpls
                                          Office C    



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Myself, I would personally have the private MPLS come into the switch instead of the Firewall as these are internal sites (unless you want to restrict traffic obviously).  This would also make your Sonicwall policy more simple and take care of the "hairpin" issue you are experiencing with traffic coming into the Firewall outside and going back out the outside interface to the Internet.
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