Ok, so I've been thinking about what would be the best way to do the following:
I have 5 computers in my home network, each with windows 2000. Through my isp, I have 5 public ip's... I would like to be able to have each pc keep a separate public ip, but still be on same home network for file sharing. I could just have each pc with a public ip, and they would see each other (as i've tried already), but then NetBIOS must be active therefore producing a huge security problem...
At the moment, my broadband line is connected to a switch, and each pc is also connected to that switch. One machine runs windows 2000 server, with two nic cards, one with one of the 5 ip's and other with local ip (gateway) and shares internet through it to rest of machines.
is there any way to keep a safe home network, but each pc have a separate public ip? if so, what would I need to do?