I want to set up a basic lab for a one-time project.
This is what I was thinking:
computer ->Router -> firewall e0 -> switch 1 -> DMZ (just a web server for now) firewall e1 -> switch 2 -> inner network (office comps)
Now this is NOT going to be connected to the Internet in any way, it is going to be all within the same LAN. I usually go with 192.168.1.0 and 188.8.131.52... but that's probably not that important.
First of all, will this setup even work? it doesn't need to be great. All I want to do is to do some scans on target machines, and set a couple new rules on the firewall. I'm worried about the comp to router connection, I just need it to connect to the network and I don't have another switch. I suppose I could always disconnect things and move them around to show another scenario.
Secondly, what special configurations( RIP, trunking, etc...) might I need to do for this setup?
I do have another router if needed but only one crossover cable, I do have a serial cord for the routers if I need that.