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RE: Company Firewall's IP Address
From: "Benjamin Meade" <ben () lanwest com au>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 08:47:24 +0800


I may be reading this wrong, but if the firewall responds to arp
requests for 10.1.1.1 then this is effectively the firewalls IP address
and will have the same effect as knowing whatever the real address is.

Benjamin Meade
Systems Administrator
LanWest Pty Ltd


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Schroeder [mailto:ericschroeder () satel com] 
Sent: Tuesday, 19 November 2002 6:01 AM
To: Bill Hamel
Cc: cisaca-l () purdue edu; Leonard.Ong () nokia com; Meritt James;
security-basics () securityfocus com; shuffle3 () insightbb com;
tonytorri () yahoo com
Subject: Re: Company Firewall's IP Address

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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