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From: "Mike LeBlanc" <mlinfosec () comcast net>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 16:07:50 -0400

All,
I am currently planning a move (bring an oursourced hosting overseas to the
US).  The basics are as follows

inet rtr -->segment-->fw--->BIG IP--->IPS---->web

The questions I have are:
1/ Someone has recently mentioned the idea of using private adressing
bewteen the inet rtr and the firewall, with
public adressing on the web.  What are the pros and cons?

2/ I was under the impression that we used NAT to "hide" the webserver for
protection (obsfucation) as well as
the fw rules to protect it.  Comments?

3/ My research shows I need to have specfic certs (Apache and one other) for
*each* webserver behind the Big IP.
Anyone have any experience with F5 Big ip 1500s?

Thanks in advance,
-ml

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