Accessing remote network via dedicated Point-to-Point
I was recently informed that we require a dedicated point-to-point T1 circuit with a business partner. They are handling the circuit and are managing the routers at my location, but I need to know how to allow machines on my internal network to access resources across this new dedicated point-to-point circuit.
My existing network is setup as follows -
There are two T1's coming into two separate routers:
- From router A, an ethernet cables plugs into the back of a loadbalalancer device.
- From router B, an ethernet cable plugs directly into a switch on VLAN1.
- The loadbalancer has an ethernet cable plugging into VLAN1 as well.
- The PIX firewall is also plugged into VLAN1. The PIX uses the loadbalancer as the default gateway to access the internet.
- All internal machines reside behind the firewall and are using the firewall's internal IP as their gateway.
I currently have several site-to-site connection on my firewall, therefore its imperative that my internal machines continue to use this as their gateway. Also, I would like to put a firewall behind the routers for this dedicated circuit to protect my internal resources from their network.
Re: Accessing remote network via dedicated Point-to-Point
In order for your internal PCs to access resources across this dedicated line, your clients default gateway needs to know how to route to the new destination. So you will need a static route or use a dynamic routing protocol. Simple as that.
As for setting up another firewall, depending on what model router & IOS you have, just set it up there.
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