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MySQL and DMZ's
From: Francisco Mário Ferreira Custódio <fcustodio () eda pt>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 18:07:48 -0100


I have 2 lines of firewall, the first one connects the Internet router, the
external DMZ and connects to the second line firewall. The 2nd line
firewall, connects to an internal DMZ and our LAN:

|Router|------|1st LINE FW|-------|2nd LINE FW|------------(LAN)
                   |                   |
                   |                   |
                   |                   | 
            (External DMZ)        (Internal DMZ)

The webserver is on the External DMZ and I need this server to get
information from a MySQL server on the LAN. In the LAN I have a server who
houses our Intranet sites. My idea is when an information is entered on the
internal MySQL I have this same information on the website. 

Should I install two MySQL servers (on the external DMZ and on the LAN)?
Should I install only the internal one (doesn't look safe to me)?

The most correct scenario to me, is to install 2 servers and replicate
information from the internal MySQL to the one housed on the DMZ. To
accomplish this I only need to open the correct ports on my firewalls. 

Anyone has a better and more secure way to do it? 

Thank you in advance!!!

Francisco Custódio.

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