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By techzw01 ·
Can you set up a machine which is not the server in network with one server running
Windows 2000 Advanced Server to connect to internet and provide internet sharing.
To achieve this without taking away the DHCP and DNS roles of the server from theserver.

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by eBob In reply to Configuring Internet conn ...

Yes. Just build another box to be your "internet gateway". You can either use "Internet Connection Sharing" (aka "ICS") or set this box up manually with routing (aka "IP Forwarding"), and a software firewall like ZoneAlarm.

If you go this route, it is actually preferred that the "extra" services, esp. DNS, are NOT running on your ICS box, in any case.

However, I still continue to recommend using a separate hardware appliance. For a commercial network, there is no excuse for not using a "proper" router and firewall.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Configuring Internet conn ...

yes,
You can use ms proxy server or their new ISA product.
You can also use winproxy or wingate or winroute.

and configure all those service behind the router.

regards,

Leopold

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by Mike (from Canada) In reply to Configuring Internet conn ...

LAN=Local area network.
Try that and see if that works.

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by vh_s In reply to Configuring Internet conn ...

Yes, but be careful with the application of DNS. I think you would need to redefine your (internal) DNS to allow for external name to be resolved by your ISP DNS.

First thing is to setup the internet gateway using firewall software. Since you use(internal) DNS to resolve your computer names internally, I think you would need to preserve this for your network to function correctly.

Your DNS still could resolve internal names, but whenever one of the client ask for an external names (internet address) which is foreign to your (internal) DNS server, you would need to resolve that by redirecting that request to your ISP's DNS.

Hope this would help.

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