[clug] LAN

Logan Ryan McLintock u4955237 at anu.edu.au
Sun Sep 22 09:24:12 CEST 2013

Oh I forgot to mention (this may or may not be important) but one of the computers (Mac Pro) has a lot more power and memory than the other computers, and it is the only one with double ether.

On 22/09/2013, at 5:19 PM, Logan Ryan McLintock <u4955237 at anu.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I was wondering if some could give me some suggestions on my home network.
> I have a;
> * N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router DGND3700v2 
> * and 9 computers (4 are R Pis lol), all running a Debian or Ubuntu based distro, except for two running Mountain Lion (I would like to get rid of Mountain Lion for GNU/Linux, but I am not sure if the drivers, fans, temperature, efi etc will be ok).
> I am thinking that static ip addresses for the computers would be best as my aim is to;
> * Use ssh to perform parallel mathematical simulations (like mpi)
> However, I want the ssh to only work inside the LAN with a safe key as security is important (no WAN access).
> My network looks like:
> Router ---> 8 port switch -------> computer 1
>                          |-------> computer 2
> 			 |-------> computer 3
>                          |-------> computer 4
>                          |-------> computer 5
>                          |-------> 5 Port Switch ---------> R Pi 1
>                                                 |---------> R Pi 2
>                                                 |---------> R Pi 3
>                                                 |---------> R Pi 4
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am really not sure the best way to do this.
> I have some knowledge of GNU/Linux iptables and freeBSD pf firewall rulesets.
> I was thinking of making my own router using a computer with two ether connections, and putting it in-between my NETGEAR router and my LAN, but this seems complex for a noob like me.
> Cheers fellow genii -) cyclops
> Logan

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