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Re: Company Firewall's IP Address
From: "Eric Schroeder" <ericschroeder () satel com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 15:01:21 -0700

You just have to configure ARP properly.

For example----

Internet Router                                              Firewall      
               End User
10.1.1.254                                          10.1.1.58 192.168.1.1  
               192.168.1.51

You could use NAT on the firewall to hide everyone behind the IP address 
10.1.1.1. Then you would have to configure the firewall to respond to arp 
requests for 10.1.1.1, or you would have to configure the internet router 
with a static arp entry for 10.1.1.1.  But no one ever needs to know the 
actual IP address of the firewall.

FWIW,

Eric Schroeder
Satel Corporation





Bill Hamel <billh () bugs hamel net>
11/15/2002 08:42 PM

 
        To:     Meritt James <meritt_james () bah com>
        cc:     Leonard.Ong () nokia com, <shuffle3 () insightbb com>, <tonytorri () yahoo com>, 
<security-basics () securityfocus com>, <cisaca-l () purdue edu>
        Subject:        Re: Company Firewall's IP Address


Then routing wise, how do the packets find their way back to the firewall
if they don't know the source IP ? ?


On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, Meritt James wrote:

Such is not the case.  I've done otherwise.

Bill Hamel wrote:

Unless I am missing something in the question, no matter what you do,
what/whoever you connect to through a firewall will always know the IP
address of the the trusted interface of the firewall.

-bh

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Meritt James wrote:

"an" IP Address - not necessarily the originating individual.  There 
are
a LOT of ways around that.

Jim

Leonard.Ong () nokia com wrote:

There is nothing new about finding your IP Address and display it 
on the web page.

--
James W. Meritt CISSP, CISA
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
phone: (410) 684-6566


--
James W. Meritt CISSP, CISA
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
phone: (410) 684-6566






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