[fw-wiz] Concentrator inside of paired failover firewalls.

Aaron Smith smitha at byui.edu
Wed Sep 13 16:26:03 EDT 2006


Using a crossover cable is not a good idea.

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@@ron Smith
Network Operations
BYU Idaho

On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 10:28 -0400, Horvath, Kevin M. wrote:
> Sorry but I don't understand why you have anything between the two firwalls?
> You are just introducing another piece of hardware that can fail.  What type
> of firewalls are you running?  Such as in the case of pix's you should only
> have once xover cable between them that acts as the heartbeat and can fail
> everything over to the secondary firewall.  Please elaborate.
> 
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> [mailto:firewall-wizards-bounces at listserv.cybertrust.com] On Behalf Of
> Huelsbeck, Harry H. CTR
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:37 AM
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> Subject: [fw-wiz] Concentrator inside of paired failover firewalls.
> 
> Everyone,
> Looking at our network layout. We have two firewalls, a primary and a
> secondary. The two firewalls go to a hub which concentrates the two
> together to the inside network segnment. We plan on replacing the hub
> with a switch, but I was wondering if there is a better/cheaper solution
> to concentrate the 2 firewalls together? Seems like a lot of money to
> waste, if another solution could be used. Please let me know what you
> have used, or if you know of something better.
> Thanks in advance for any inputs, Harry
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