Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to network topology for hosting OpenACS?

Posted by Jerry Asher on
I run my personal server behind a sonicwall firewall on a pachell static ip dsl connection.

The sonicwall is an excellent device with great support.  I purchased it three or so years ago, and it's not obsolete yet -- Sonicwall still sends me free firmware upgrades to support new protocols, or fix the occasional bug.  It's small, it's silent, and lacking disk drives, or ways to upload/download viruses to it, it's been very reliable.

It took about an 30 minutes total to unpack and configure it to support a web server.  And the total time to configure and maintain the device for the past three years has probably been about a day now.  The main task these days is to examine the logs periodically or whenever the sonicwall raises a security alert.