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networking:start

Network topologies and access methods

The Network Topology describes the clients and wirings settings on the network. These determine the hardware and methods to be used and also affect the transmission speed and data processing. Source(in German language)

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Circuit

How traffic flows on the network across the different connections? Let's give it a quick look on the following table.

Direction Status
Red Firewall Closed, Use external access
Red Orange Closed. Use port forwarding
Red Blue Closed. Use port forwarding or VPN
Red Green Closed. Use port forwarding or VPN
Orange Firewall Closed, No services. Also no DNS nor DHCP for Orange
Orange Red Open
Orange Blue Closed, use DMZ pinholes
Orange Green Closed, use DMZ pinholes
Blue Firewall Closed, configure via access for Blue
Blue Red Closed, configure via access for Blue
Blue Orange Closed, configure via access for Blue
Blue Green Closed, use DMZ pinholes or VPN
Green Firewall Open
Green Red Open
Green Orange Open
Green Blue Open
networking/start.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/31 16:32 by Arne.F