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IP Helper address overrides firewall ?

 
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Re: IP Helper address overrides firewall ?

Hi Stephan,
>>>
I don't understand what you mean with:
The switches don't have ip routing enabled
=> so an ip-helper adress configured here has no function!
An ip-helper must be configured at the router! <<<

- in your original post you mention having configured an ip-helper.
- >>> The switches doesn't have "ip routing" enabled. This should be the task of the firewall <<<
- In the diagram you supplied, the text "ip-helper" stands next to one of the switches.
So I assumed you configured this at the switch.
please report if this assumption is wrong.

If the IP-helper is configured at the switch and routing is not enabled, it will do nothing.
The ip-helper function will be performed by the firewall as this also does the routing.
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Re: IP Helper address overrides firewall ?

>>> And i thought without "ip routing" on the switch enabled every packet will pass the firewall.<<<

This should work as you intended.
if the switches don't route then they should only forward packets on layer-2 within the vlan.
And the firewall is the only device that should connect the vlan's.
Frequent Advisor

Re: IP Helper address overrides firewall ?

Hello Pieter,

i configured it on the vlan because i thought that the dhcp packets need to know where the dhcp servers are.

But you are right. I just deleted the ip helper entry in the vlan. And i also get an ip address in the right subnet.

And now :) the the firewall kicks in and blocks the requests to my dhcp servers.

Thanks a lot for the solution. Although it's still a security issue. For someone who don't know to configure it right ;)

Greets
Stephan
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Re: IP Helper address overrides firewall ?

And another positive feature: I don't need an ip address for the vlan on each switch anymore.
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Re: IP Helper address overrides firewall ?

OK I got it wrong, and did not ask the right questions. Sorry about that.
Good you got it sorted :D
Frequent Advisor

Re: IP Helper address overrides firewall ?

No problem :)

And another thing i discovered now. I need to setup at least one switch with an ip address and ip helper.