[Firewall] EXTERNAL_NET

Arno van Amersfoort arnova at rocky.eld.leidenuniv.nl
Mon Nov 15 19:27:01 CET 2010


In most setups EXTERNAL_NET isn't that interesting actually. It only 
matters when you want to control broadcast and/or dhcp things on your 
external interface, in case you don't care about it or don't use it, 
EXTERNAL_NET doesn't do much nor does it matter what it contains....

a.

Gene Cooper wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm fairly new to Arno's Firewall, but it has been working well for me.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> My question is about EXTERNAL_NET and it's setting in a VPS (hosted) 
> environment.
> 
> I have a VPS where I installed AFW and EXTERNAL_NET is set to 
> 109.169.59.209/25, which is the actual IP and netmask of my only interface.
> 
> Is this the proper setting?  Or should I tighten up the netmask? Why/Why 
> Not?
> 
> TIA,
> 
> G
> 
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