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Flexible Setup

alt For ease of installation and to meet your networking requirements, Frontera is available in a variety of setup options. This flexibility includes the following configurations: Internet (2 or 3 Ethernet), Internet Gateway (PPPoE), Proxy Only, and Transparent Bridge (with or without firewall).

 

Internet Gateway (2 Ethernet)

  • This Frontera includes a LAN firewall, Web caching, filtering, and the Virtual Administrator. It is compatible with many forms of Internet access, including ISDN, DSL, Cable, and T1 and works with an external router.

 

Internet Gateway (3 Ethernet)

  • This Frontera requires the installation of a third network card. Depending on the system, this third network card may be pre-installed and provides a separate physical network. This network can be used as a DMZ for the protection of public servers such as a Web or an e-mail server, or it can be used as a separate internal network. For both networks (depending upon the setup), this Frontera includes the LAN firewall, Web caching, filtering, and the Virtual Administrator. This Frontera is compatible with many forms of Internet Access, including ISDN, DSL, T1 and works with an external router.

 

Internet Gateway (PPPoE)

  • Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is used by some DSL-based ISPs to establish communications. If using a DSL line, check with the ISP to see if they use PPPoE. If they do use PPPoE, it must be enabled. Remember to remove any existing PPPoE routers on the network and plug the system directly into the DSL modem. This Frontera includes a LAN firewall, Web caching, filtering, and the Virtual Administrator.

 

Proxy Only

  • In this configuration, the system is not in the direct path of network traffic. It sits adjacent to a router. The Web browser on each of the workstations needs to be configured with a proxy setting so that all Web requests are directed to the system. The DNS setting on each of the workstations also needs to be pointed towards the IP address of the system to properly resolve the system interface addresses. The system then performs Web caching and filtering. This Frontera also includes the Virtual Administrator.

 

Transparent Bridge

  • In this configuration, Frontera is in the direct path of network traffic. All traffic flows through it, but only Web and DNS requests are intercepted. The system performs Web caching and filtering. This Frontera also includes the Virtual Administrator.

 

Transparent Bridge with Firewall

  • In this configuration, Frontera is in the direct path of network traffic. All traffic flows through it. The system acts as a Web cache, filter and firewall. This Frontera also includes the Virtual Administrator.
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