Allowing ORANGE access to smoothwall’s NTP server

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

For security reasons, a default install of Smoothwall 3.x isn’t designed to allow machines other than those on the GREEN network to use the NTP server running on the Smoothwall machine. But I find this is a bit annoying because the Smoothwall has a nice default ntpd config that synchronizes with a large group of […]

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Tags: Hardware · IT/Network

How To Use Multiple Red IPs With Smoothwall 3.0 Express

February 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It recently became critical for me to have multiple IP addresses on the ‘Red’ interface of my Smoothwall 3.0 Express firewall. After searching Google and the Smoothwall forums for help, and not finding any mention of pre-built plugins that do this for you nor finding any straight forward recipes / how-to’s either, I decided to […]

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Making A Tivo Internet Connection Thru A Smoothwall 3.0 Firewall

February 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A friend asked me the other day how to get his Tivo to make it’s daily call through his home network. Besides simply getting on the network via a wired or wireless connection, the real problem most people don’t think about is that the Tivo uses a large number of network ports to call home. […]

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Tags: Home Theater · IT/Network

Something Small To Run Smoothwall 3.0 Express On

February 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Recently, a friend who had read my blog asked me what I ran my Smoothwall 3.0 Express firewall on. I tried to explain the tiny, fan-less, little case which I use. I bought it with the CPU (VIA C3) and three built-in-NIC motherboard all as a single unit. I only had to add in a […]

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