[ale] Firewalls

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Fri Apr 2 12:08:46 EDT 2021

Hi Chuck,

What exactly do you mean by "set up vip with the IPs"?

Have you considered a Mikrotik or Unifi product?  I've got OpenVPN and
L2TP set up with my Unifi Edgerouter.


On Fri, April 2, 2021 12:04 pm, Chuck Payne via Ale wrote:
> So, I have a quick question. I have two firewalls in my house. A Sonicwall
> NAS3500 that is end of life and pfSense.
> I use the SonicWall because my old work gave it to me, I love it because
> it
> simple and I can set up vip with the IPs I have. pfSense is a pain to do
> vip, but it rocks because I have openvpn setup and I can get into my
> network from anywhere be it my phone or laptop. I use it as my primary
> dhcp
> server and something NAT'ing.
> I am looking a new firewall. I like to find a Sonicwall, not sure if there
> a place that sells them at a huge discount for students. I like something
> that is new. Or something like that, be Juniper or Fortinet. Are there
> such
> sites or places?
> I was told that Sophos has a free firewall that is good. You can install
> it
> on hardware or a virtual. So I am wondering if anyone used it and can give
> feedback?  Can you do VIP and NAT'ing easily or is this more of a home
> firewall? By that, meaning very limited what you can do.
> Thanks for any feedback/help you can give. Trying to upgrade my home
> network.
> Not related, but nice to have when you are working on your home
> network. Sweetwater Blue is a very nice wheat ale. I tend to support local
> beers. I can recommend "The Gate" in Roswell, their Copper Head a great
> amber beer. Blind pirate from Monday Night Brewing another local brewery (
> Oh, Allen, they have one in Birmingham as well )
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