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I am currently shoe horning my linux firewall and an Active directory to play nice. I want my firewall to handle ip routing and be the secondary DNS while using the w2k3 active directory as the primary DNS and obviously the domain controller. I set this up because I wanted to test some ideas at home when they came to me and not be afraid to mess things up a little.

So I got curious on how others had their home network setup besides the regular router and clients.

Complete question: What is your network setup at home if it is worth mentioning?

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very impressive. i have a cogeco cable box running into a linsys wrt54g.

the wrt54g branches out into a pc, and a 5 port hub, (the fifth port doesnt work)the pc is my fathers, and i also use it as it is about 3 time more powerful than my OC'ed pIII which runs off the hub. also my 360 runs off the hub.

thats it. 2 pcs, a xbox 360, 1 5port hub, and a router.

at my mom's house, we have an ibook, a laptop, and an mdg box running straight off a wrt54g

not very impressive, but theirs 2 networks in 2 locations, so, like the russians, quantity has a quality all of its own.

but your network is amazing famicoman

i may upgrade it later by adding a NAS box, and occasionally my sis runs her laptop off the wifi when she comes over.

btw, nice choice in the wrt54g famicoman, its quite popular. out of three different 'cheap-ish' wireless routers, i found the wrt54g to be the best.

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Server Spitfire: pretty much the firewall and gateway.

Server Gibly / Mamoth: File Storage, 1tb each

Server Dell Extremo: Old skool PC used as Game host

Server sandy: To kill box

Client Soprano: Main Work PC

Client Bilbo: ...

Lap Extensa: Home Lappy

Lap Toshi: Work Lappy

Client Nine-Hundered: Game PC

The 24port is used in my Games room, for lans and such.

The 8 port is for room for more servers :P

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Please not this is a temporary setup, moving to rack mount solution soon, so there are things unplugged and being rebuilt and thus not included.

TUBES---------modem------Firewall Roommate II's Laptop

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| /

File Server ------24 port hub----------Traffic analysis

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| WAP

| Roommates I's switch

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Media Center----16 port Switch | |

Laptop / | Web server PC

Development PC Gaming PC

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ASCII FTW!

{Internet}

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[Linksys router]

| | | |

| | | Server 1

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| | Server 2

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| [Netgear Router]

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| [Gigabit switch]

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| | | | | | more wired laptop access

| | | | | |

| | | | | Wire laptop access

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| | | | r8 old laptop

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| | | PVR/DVR

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| | Misc computer

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| Gaming rig

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[belkin Router*]

) )

) Laptop 2

)

Laptop 1

*wish I never bought the damn thing, it's always crashing

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Intarwebosphere

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Cheap switch_______

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Desktop   Server      Laptop

Yep thats right, three machines connected directly to the Internet with public IPs. My apartment is my DMZ :)

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{Internet}

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[Modem] [Modem]

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[Load Balancer]

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[server]

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|| [Firewall]

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|| [18 port Switch ]

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|| [AP] [AP] [AP] [AP] [AP] [AP] [AP] [AP] [AP] [AP]

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| [Honeypot]

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[Firewall]

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[Fibre Converter]

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[32 port Brocade SilkWorm switch]

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|[server 1] [sever 2] [server 3] [server 4] [server 5] [server 6] [server 8]

[Desktop 1] [Desktop 2] [Desktop 3] [Desktop 4] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone] [Cisco IP Phone][Thin Clients][Printer][FAX]

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Mines pretty simple:

Local domain name: hackme.com

Linksys WRT54GS router

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|                    Win2k3 with Active Directory, DNS, Terminal Services, DHCP, Apache 2 with PHP and MySQL

|                    /

|                  /------2 Windows XP Pro laptops

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8 port switch-----------------3 Windows XP Pro boxes

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|                    1 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS box

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Win2k3 with Active Directory,DNS,Terminal Services

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Currently:

Interwebs

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Absolutely useless "network anywhere" 802.11b router. It overheats worse than an early 360 and locks up on a daily basis if I'm running torrents.

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|                                                              Gaming rig/PVR in my room.

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Wireless Laptops: Dad's HP, Sister's Dell and my MacBook.

In the coming weeks I'm hoping to upgrade a little. Plans are for a SmoothWall box between the net and everything else. I'm also going to add a test box for trying out new OS's and an Arch based file/web server. Once finances allow I'd like to get a better router, one with Gb lan and WPA, and a larger antenna.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Last summer I worked for my cities school district doing computer shit.  There network is pretty crazy.

They have like around 25 schools (elementary + middle school + high school) each has its own LAN which is connected to the school systems wan which goes through a proxy server.

all of the school have an MDF and 2 or 3 IDFs.  All connected with fiber.  Each school has 100+ computers and at least 3 servers.

DHCP runs in the switches which are all Cisco.

Its kinda hard to explain but it was incredibly organized to the point were you know the ip of a computer or printer just by knowing what room its in and where it is in the room.

I spent a lot of time feeling like a telephone operator sitting in the IDF's trying to get all the computers plugged into the network.

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Linksys wag54g(wireless router/dsl gateway)

|    )   

|    )ubuntu 7.04 laptop via wireless

|    )

|    )sister xp laptop

|                                                                   

Dlink 8 port 10/100 switch-----------------------------------ubuntu 7.04 server-----------------netgear 8port 10/100/1000 switch

|    |    |                                                                                file server/virtual server                  |        |          |

|    |    |                                                                                |    |      |                                            |        |          |

|    |    |                                                                                |    |      |virtual xp box                    |        |          xp machine

|    |    xp PC (dad room)                                                  |    |                                                    |        |

|    |                                                                                      |    virtual asterisk box                    |        xp machine

|    xp pc (sister room)                                                      |                                                            |       

|                                                                                              virtual win server 2003 AD              | 

Ubuntu 7.04/XP desktop/gaming-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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Internet

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Modem

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Firewall

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Temp. 8 port hub 10Mbs

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||My main PC ( xp for now...)

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|Second PC ( ubuntu)

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My Brother's PC / Game server / VM Server(Nas Server; Dns Server(for lan partys))

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teh tubez

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WRT54G --------> Wireless ----> various laptops

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| | |  Dual P3 box running whatever

| | Main PC

| FreeBSD server

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Windows 2k3 with VMware server

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| | FreeBSD server

| OpenVZ server (CentOS)

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|                        |

Solaris              |

                          Multiple VPS's

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