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Working with Interfaces and Roles

Note: This topic applies to the Leeds Release.

Note: Support for Internet connections using dial-up modems has been withdrawn. For more information, contact your Smoothwall representative.

“Interface” can refer to both a software interface, such as a virtual LAN, and a physical network interface card (NIC). Within the Smoothwall, “interface” typically refers to a software interface, whereas NICs have “roles”.

New NICs added to your appliance are automatically added to the configuration as a BASIC interface. You must configure additional interfaces for Internet connections, connections from internal clients for web filtering purposes, and so on.

Note: The configuration entered for the NIC during the installation is to allow access to the Smoothwall from the administration user interface. For more information, see Software Installation.