SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > NAS > NAS Buying Advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2011, 02:15 PM
westek-consulting westek-consulting is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
westek-consulting is just starting out
Default Best NAS with dual nic's for 2 networks

I have a client with 2 separate networks, 1 network is isolated from the internet and the other isn't. I want to be able to share their data between both networks since each user has 2 desktop PC's.

What NAS with dual nic's are capable of doing this?

I have researched almost all of the NAS's out there, but I am not 100% sure that these NAS's can use both nic's at the same time. It seems majority are fail-over or load balancing type setups.

Thanks in advanced.

Last edited by westek-consulting; 03-18-2011 at 03:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-19-2011, 01:03 AM
claykin claykin is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 981
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
claykin is just starting out
Default

Netgear Business dual NIC NAS products will support multiple networks and/or VLAN. Alternatively the dual ports can be used for teaming/failover. The Netgear consumer products support dual networks only.

I'm fairly sure QNAP and Synology are fairly similar to Netgear Business products.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-22-2011, 04:46 PM
westek-consulting westek-consulting is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
westek-consulting is just starting out
Default

Thanks for that info, looks like the QNAP's is the way to go for my scenario.

One more question,

do you know if its possible on these 4-bay systems to use only 2 bays for a RAID 1 setup for file sharing and use the other 2 bays for a stand alone data drive, i.e; possible backup drive?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-22-2011, 05:40 PM
teknojnky teknojnky is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 201
Thanks: 2
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
teknojnky is just starting out
Default

Generally, no.

While it is certainly possible to setup a raid 1 volume with 2 disks, and another raid 1 with the other 2 disks (or 2 individual raid 0 volumes), raid is not designed to be have the disks be removed/readded in such a manner as you desire.

Also, this may prevent any future expansion capabilities of the main array.

Your best bet is to find a device with usb and/or esata and use the builtin backup scheduler to backup to the usb/esata drives.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-22-2011, 07:47 PM
westek-consulting westek-consulting is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
westek-consulting is just starting out
Default

Awesome.

Sounds perfect to me.

Thanks again for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-24-2011, 03:44 PM
mop100 mop100 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mop100 is just starting out
Default Backdoor

will this leave a backdoor open to the closed network (that currently does not have internet)?

or is it impossible to get from wan to nas and via nas to closed network and to a pc or server connected to closed network?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-24-2011, 06:51 PM
claykin claykin is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 981
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
claykin is just starting out
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mop100 View Post
will this leave a backdoor open to the closed network (that currently does not have internet)?

or is it impossible to get from wan to nas and via nas to closed network and to a pc or server connected to closed network?
Nothing is impossible, however the two NICs will be on separate networks or VLAN which is designed to isolate the two. However all bets are off if the NAS vendor has code issues that can be exploited.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-27-2011, 09:07 AM
mop100 mop100 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mop100 is just starting out
Default Scenario

Great, thanks for reply.

The following scheme I am worried about:

I have the NAS connected to 2 separate networks

NIC 1 is connected to 10.0.0.3
and
NIC 2 is connected to 192.168.1.10

These are 2 separate networks with their own wiring and their own internet-connection.
One has internet from e.g. AT&T and the other one from Orange.
So two completely separate networks.

I have windows 7 machines on both networks.

The network with "10.0.0.3" is a closed network with strong firewall, and with limitations of use on proxy-server etc etc.
The network with "192.168.1.10" is ordinary network with hardware firewall and firewalls on windows machines.

I am a bit worried if someone can use the NAS and access computers on network 1 via the network 2 NAS-NIC. But this should almost be impossible?

Its a ReadyNAS NVX from Netgear.

Best regards
Morten
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  363
john9527  150
azazel1024  129
stevech  114
htismaqe  105
sfx2000  78
L&LD  76
TonyH  68
AndreyPopov  53
ColinTaylor  52
RMerlin  6024
john9527  377
stevech  350
ryzhov_al  279
TeHashX  233
L&LD  232
RogerSC  199
sinshiva  147
sfx2000  133
joegreat  126
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Shellshock...  27635
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  14415
Old Brainstorming...  2302
Old Looking for...  2082
Old RT-AC68P  2058
Old Advice on...  1915
Old RT-AC68U...  1476
Old Asus...  1454
Old Issues...  1376
Old AC-68...  1322
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  117
Old Advice on...  48
Old Brainstorming...  47
Old Looking for...  35
Old Shellshock...  31
Old Issues...  25
Old Stable...  25
Old WiFi Rates  23
Old RT-AC68U...  22
Old Belkin Pre-N...  21


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.