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How tosetup internetaccess with netware5

By ronan11 ·
Firstly I am new to netware and trying to get to grips with! I want to setup shared internet access for approx 10 clients who are already networked with netware 5.1 running over win 98/2000/XP using an ISDN line yes I know it is all that is available to me at present!

My questions are:

Q. What are the best options for me to do this? I don't want to touch netware server as it is only being used for an inhouse accounts/stock program and I don't need the headache!.

Q. Should I setup a DHCP router off the existing switch and if so how best can I do this to allow all clients to access internet without affecting their respective connections to netware server.

Many Thanks.

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to How tosetup internetacces ...

Very similar situation was just asked a short while back, this should give you a couple viewpoints...
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6239-0.html?forumID=41&threadID=170504&start=0

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to

Just a comment...if you use your Netware server to share the internet connection, you do NOT have to go buy Bordermanager. As long as you have two NICs in the server then you have everything you need to share that out to the rest of your network.

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by Why Me Worry? In reply to How tosetup internetacces ...

You can do two things here. You can either setup a dedicated Proxy/Cache/Firewall and direct all of your users through that device as a default gateway, or you can buy and install Novell's BorderManager on your Netware server, which will also act as a proxy/cache server which leverages NDS/eDirectory to control access and browsing policies. As a CNE with over 10 years of IT experience, I have worked with BorderManager and was not at all impressed by it because it crashed and has lots of bugs. I would opt for the dedicated appliance approach if I were you. The company I work for uses an appliance from a company called BlueCoat, formerly known as Cacheflow. Check them out (http://www.bluecoat.com)..they make good internet proxy/cache appliances which also log every user's browsing activity if that is important to you.

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