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By OakParkIT ·
I am running 2K Server sp3. I use it for a file/FTP server. I have 2 NIC's and want to run my fileserving LAN traffic strictly thru 1 NIC and internet FTP traffic thru the other NIC. The LAN NIC is set at: 192.168.1.2 / 255.255.255.0 with no gatewayand only a loopback DNS address (127.0.0.1). The interface metric is 1. The FTP NIC is set at: 192.168.1.20 / 255.255.255.0 with a gateway and DNS addresses. The interface metric is set to 2. The problem I'm having is the LAN traffic is going thru the DSL NIC. I have searched this discussion group, books and the internet trying to find an answer. Any help or clues as to where to look would be appreciated.
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by Joseph Moore In reply to Setup network connections ...

You can re-IP the LAN NIC to be on a different segment from the Internet NIC. Since both NICs are 192.168.1.x then the broadcast domain packets are being sent out and picked up by both NICs, since they are on the same segment.
So, change the LAN NIC to a different segment (192.168.2.x). I am assuming the rest of your LAN is 192.168.1.x also. So, you would have to re-IP the rest of the LAN also.
Then use this this server as the gateway for the 192.168.2.x machines; point all client workstations to the 192.168.2.x interface as their default gateway. Then on the Win2K server, set up RRAS and enable it as a gateway, routing the traffic out the Internet NIC for anything that is not 192.168.2.x.

hope this helps

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by itpreneur In reply to Setup network connections ...

Definitely if you have an internet server providing access to your workstation and an FTP server at the same time in one PC server then you definitely downgrade your network performance. As a good practice, separate the server into two providing good network throughput performance across your enterprise.

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