I would like to see an update for the installer .iso that would include configuration options for both the LAN and WAN interfaces (and others if they exist). As it stands now, there’s no way to effectively setup a second ethernet interface from the LAN web interface. Every card I tried to configure automatically defaults to the ‘green zone’ with no drop-down for the red, blue, or orange zone. I had to go in with PUTTY and manually edit to get the ‘red’ interface to work, and thus have internet access to download things for the software installer. Also it would be nice for advanced users to have more control over disk partitioning… maybe a selection for ‘Quick Install’ & ‘Expert Install’?
Just some thoughts for future versions.
My idea for network configuration is to leave the installer as is, define a green, access the web interface and configure the red. I have tested an updated install following this idea and I found it easy and intuitive. What do you think?
Regarding disk partitioning, I suggest to use the CentOS standard installer (available in the boot menu).
That would be great if you could GET the firewall module. The software installer just spins around and around unless you have a net connection (e.g. a ‘red’ zone NIC configured). Catch 22, LOL!
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EDIT: This may actually work if you’re configuring a stand-alone server that already has net access on the green NIC…, but not on a gateway/server setup that’s trying to get it’s primary net connection through the red NIC. Just a thought.
@filippo_carletti@medworthy What IF (don’t know if this would be feasible), the firewall module was installed by default on install, if it is actually needed to select additional NIC’s/Zones? It could always be uninstalled later via the software installer, if not needed for certain situations. Just throwing out ideas. Like I said, I don’t know if this would even be a workable solution…
My 2€c: NS is extremely modular… you can start from a very minimal system and then add only what you need
installing something by default and then remove it is a bit awkward…
ideally, you install NS with only a nic/zone (green one), configure it with a GW and DNS… once you have it working (and your lan/wan/routing setup is up to you and doesn’t depend on NS), you’re done… you can add what you need…