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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Maggz, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. Maggz

    Maggz Thread Starter

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    Im going to be linking 3 computers to my main internet connection as servers for my file storage and sharing website. I need to know what is a good router and not just for price but for security. I need a router i can trust as millions will be accessing these servers.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Why don't you start with with what kind of service you have , T1, T3, etc? If you really expect "millions" to be accessing the servers, I think you'll be better off with a ISP providing webspace, because the bandwidth required is VERY expensive for a single purpose.
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Ditto.

    And your router is only a small part of the overall security. I suggest RackSpace.
     
  4. Maggz

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    im aware its only a small part of security but its the part im focusing on atm. I need to get my computers on a network first. I didnt ask for critism of my plan just what router would be good for the job. I am not offering a large scale storage service so bandwith will consist most of images for sigs and flash movies. I just want to know whats a good router to get my network up that i can rely on
     
  5. Whitestar

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    What ur asking is going to be expensive. Routers with 3 ethernet ports are not cheap. and as security goes, its depends on how well u program it.
     
  6. Alex Ethridge

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    What Whitestar is saying is that security is about all up to you when you are talking about that kind of router. It depends on how good a network security engineer you are.

    If you have to ask such a question here, I think such a router is over your head.

    I know you are thinking I am critiqueing you again; but, this forum consists mostly of users like yourself and some who have a little more knowledge than yourself on various subjects. You need a Cisco certified engineer.
     
  7. Alex Ethridge

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    Additional Input:

    If you decide to go it on your own, I wish you luck; however, if you decide to let someone host your site, I can tell you my experience. www.futurequest.net is where I placed a site I had for a couple of years. They deliver what they say they will and they are reliable. Down time is almost unheard of there.

    If you need a dedicated server, I recommend RackSpace. A friend of mine has the fourth-most-popular motorcycle-related web site in the world there. He would have stayed with FutureQuest but his needs expanded to the point he needed a dedicated server and FutureQuest doesn't do dedicated servers.

    I'm sure there are other good hosts out there; but, there are some dogs too and these are two I can say are very good.
     
  8. Squashman

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    You are definitely going to need a high end Cisco Router and a Pix firewall if you want some good security.
     
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