access to win2k lan from internet via a device on DMZ maybe ???????????
Posted on 2003-03-12
Forgive me if this has already been asked but new to group, very informative place indeed.
I have been tasked with allowing access to our win2k lan from the internet via some method.
I am unsure about this but my idea is as follows, please let know of any better ideas, I am not greatly into microsoft and have no idea if its possible.
We stick a terminal services server or (VNC server) on our DMZ (Sonicwall)which should in theory be able to access our lan also, as long as all the rules are in place on the sonic, would this be right???
The machine on the DMZ would act like its part of the win2k network and a standard machine on the win2k network but would have a public ip address?????
We could also use VPN client direct to the fire, but the connection is from another companies office and I guess that would tie up the internet connection on that users workstation completely not allowing any other internet traffic to that desk untill the VPN client has disconnected is this right ?
I cannot see it working as the machine on the DMZ in public ip and the lan machines are all freespace ip.
Can someone suggest a solution, I would be very interested in your views any idea about any kind of access