Should I connect my back up connection through my firewall(fortigate) or directly to my switch
Posted on 2011-02-24
I now have a back up connection with a provider that is not using any public IP's on their network. They have installed a router at my host location where my Core is located
I am weighing the pros and cons of going through the Firewall( managed by security) or connect directly to our core switch( i manage).
The WAN ip is 172.30 and LAN ip is 10.10 which is going to connect to my switch. We will be running OSPF area 48591 for 172. and 4589 for the 10. network
I dont see a reason to go through the firewall since there are no public IP's, and just connect to my switch and NAT .....any thoughts, would be appreciated.....thank you