Posted on 2002-06-19
I just started at this new job. I am building them a brand new network, with brand new servers, etc. This is a small company (35 employees) so I was given a limited budget in which to buy equipment.
This is the equipment I have, and the duties that I have assigned to them thus far. My problem is I don't have a router, so I'm going to have to use one of the servers to handle routing duties. Whichever box I pick will have a second NIC in it, which I will hook the DSL line right up to. Which box should the second NIC go in to?
Server 1: Domain controller. Will be setup to handle DNS, print server, and maybe some file storage since the drives in it are pretty big.
Server 2: File server. This has a mission critical database on it, and will also serve as our main file storage location.
Server 3: SBS 2000 server. This is where Exchange 2000 will be running, as well as ISA 2000.. so this is our mail and our firewall box.
Server 4: Terminal Server/RAS box. This is the machine that our 5 employees in a remote office are going to connect to across the Internet to work on.
So, based off of this amount of equipment, which box should the line go into?