Iam have an adsl 384/128 line with a Alcatel/Thomsons SpeedTouch 530 adsl//modem router.
I tried to search in my routers administatrive panel http://10.0.0.138:80 for a logging capability just to see how the packages flow from the internat to my router and from there to my only lan pc 10.0.0.1 :-) but unfortunately i didn see an option in the my routers web interface for that. Damn why?
a) So my first question is that if there is another way of seeing this log file. Maybe some software installed on 10.0.0.1 that will be the first app that will grab the data immediately after my router forwars them to10.0.0.1 and then give them to the requesetd app? Does such an app exists(if what i say is possbile to be done)?
b) Second question what about the hardware firewall of my router? Why dont see an option for that nowhere? Does Speedtouch 530 sucks? Can sol;ution a) aplly here as well?
c) i replaced my routers external web interface on port 80 by creating a port forwarding rule to redirects packets to my web server runnign on10.0.0.1 so to avoid possible brute forcing attmeps to racks the pass and that i would know nothing about since i have no log files! Was that a clever thing to do?
d) Speedtouch 530 is an adsl router/modem. So it combines 2 appliances into one. Well if it was only a router and no modem then i would be needing an extra appliance to play the modem role so to accept the incoming phone line and then from there the data would be sent to my router and then to 10.0.0.1? This questuions sounds silly but until some day i though that my router was also a hub/router and Moe told me that was only a router and hub has to be a diff aplliance but i see that it play 2 roles again a modem and a router.
So it goes like this?
net -> modem -> router -> hub -> lan hosts (3 aplliances here)
net -> modem/router -> hub -> lan hosts (2 aplliances here)
net -> modem/router/hub -> lan hosts (1 aplliance here and my case since i have only 1 pc :-))
Just asking to amke sure i have the feeling of things.
Thanks for all the help you ll give me :-)