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Router and Connection

Try to do the web hosting. The Web Server will host about 10 web applications for the public access (from several hundreds to a couple of thousands people to concurrently access). This server will be located in a Server-Hosting-Company which will use T1/T3 line to connect with the Internet. My web server will be placed in the hosting company's server room (This means that the hosting company will take care of the internet connection, while my server in turn will connect to the company's LAN system). . Now my questions are:

1) I would like to have a router to act as a firewall, switch, VPN, and to support the DMZ. There is only the data pass though (no sound and vedio is required)

Of course, the faster, the better. But I would also take the budget into the consideration, so the router should resasonably get the job down, but not be over spended on. Which Cisco routers fits better: 1801 or 2801, or else?

2) This router will not connect to a DSL or T1 or T3, instead, it will directly plug into the server room's LAN system, can I hook it up using the router's Ethernet port?

3) To place a web cache machine in the DMZ, can I connect the Web Cache machine to the router's Ethernet port? Or, is there a port SPECIALLY for the DMZ to make the connection?

Many thanks.

Scott

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Re: Router and Connection

Scott,

sorry but you're on the wrong forum for this type of questions.

We deal with cache engines, loadbalancers, ...

For router and security you should try the routing&switching forum.

My personal opinion about your questions after 10 years within Cisco would be to go for a 3600 or 3700 with the ios firewall or just buy a Pix firewall that could be cheaper.

The pix comes with several ethernet port that you can configure as DMZ, inside or outside.

The router comes with your choice of interfaces as well and you also define which one is in,out,dmz.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Gilles.

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Cisco Employee

Re: Router and Connection

Scott,

sorry but you're on the wrong forum for this type of questions.

We deal with cache engines, loadbalancers, ...

For router and security you should try the routing&switching forum.

My personal opinion about your questions after 10 years within Cisco would be to go for a 3600 or 3700 with the ios firewall or just buy a Pix firewall that could be cheaper.

The pix comes with several ethernet port that you can configure as DMZ, inside or outside.

The router comes with your choice of interfaces as well and you also define which one is in,out,dmz.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Gilles.

Thanks for rating this answer.

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