What is special about WAN port?



  • I have a 4 port firewall device running 1.2.3 final.  I have 2 independent internet connections to my site.  The first one (connected to the WAN port) carries all general internet traffic.  The second (soon to be activated) will be a dedicated link to carry SIP phone traffic to my local phone provider.  This link will carry only traffic from a single server that is on a private LAN (connected to OPT2).

    My question is, what do I need to configure to make this work?  Is there anything special required to make an OPT1 port do NAT and firewalling the way the WAN port does?

    It seems pretty straightforward–are there any hidden gotcha's?

    Thanks,

    Jeff


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Look on the doc wiki at the Multi-WAN howto. There are instructions there that cover everything you need to do, such as making load balance/failover pools or perhaps just policy routing.

    Even if you don't follow it exactly, just read through and get an idea of what is going on and how things are done you should be able to adapt it to your setup.


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