Interfaces, both physical and virtual, enable traffic to flow to and from the internal network, and the Internet and between internal networks. The FortiGate unit has a number of options for setting up interfaces and groupings of subnetworks that can scale to a company’s growing requirements.


This chapter includes:

  • Physical
  • Interface settings
  • Software switch
  • Virtual Switch
  • Loopback interfaces
  • Redundant interfaces
  • One-armed sniffer
  • Aggregate Interfaces
  • DHCP addressing mode on an interface
  • Administrative access
  • Wireless
  • Interface MTU packet size
  • Secondary IP addresses to an interface
  • Virtual domains
  • Virtual LANs
  • Zones
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