I am using adsl2+ netgear DG834G medem/router. It has some firewall features.
I am setting up a web server using Mac OSX, and want to add a pfsense firewall to protect my local area network.
The question is: should I connect the web server between the modem/router and the pfsense firewall; or should I put the web server behind the pfsense firewall.
Any suggestions with reasons ?
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Between the router and pfSense means you're putting it in a DMZ. That is traditionally where you put exposed services and never put any valuable data as the risk of it being compromised is higher than if you hadn't exposed it.
I do, personally, recommend putting exposed services in a separate network from anything you value. Then when something goes wrong your damage is relatively limited.
Hi Cry Havok,
Thank you for your comments.
I need to connect the other computers to the same network because they need to share the internet connection.
According to what you said, would it be better if I put the web server behind the pfsense firewall ?
that is : modem/router –-> pfsense firewall ----> web server
----> local network on different subnet
Will the web server still be able to serve webpages in this arrangement ?