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If I install a proxy do I need to install a firewall on every computer connected plus the server itself?

August 28, 2012 by admin  
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Question by ChrisK: If I install a proxy do I need to install a firewall on every computer connected plus the server itself?

I was wondering if connecting each computer to a server configured as a proxy with only one firewall working on the server will protect all computers connected to it, or do I need to install individual firewalls on each computer?

Best answer:

Answer by Felony R
It actually depends on the firewall which you are using.
Incase your firewall has settings for proxy connections then you do not need to install different firewall programs, all you have to do is then feed in the settings for your client computers thats it and your protected for your client computers, but if your firewall does not support proxy settings you will have to install individual firewalls for each proxy connections which are communicating with your server.

In order to find out if you firewall product supports multicomputers from the servers check out the help page you will surely get some information onto it.

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2 Responses to “If I install a proxy do I need to install a firewall on every computer connected plus the server itself?”
  1. caulski says:

    No if it acting as a proxy you can install the firewall on the Proxy assuming the proxy is the final hop before it gets to the internet.
    In other words you have to position the server in such a way so that all the clients PC’s are on one side of the firewall and the internet on the other.
    You will need two network cards for this to work i.e., one for the client PC subnet and the other for the internet connection.
    Look at the link below which gives a diagramatic view on how it should look.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Cheers!

  2. cinderellamirage says:

    yes you do or both computers are in trouble

    cinderella

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