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Hosting a website and using VPN services

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I plan on hosting a website and also utilizing Windows Server 2003 to run a VPN connection from the same machine. I have purchased a Sonicwall TZ 170, which will be replacing a Netgear FVL328 VPN router. My DSL modem is a 2 Wire home Portal with a built in Router/switch. The modem was assigned a static public IP by my ISP (70.XXX.XX.XXX). My ISP also provided me with 4 other usable static IP addresses. My domain is registered through a DNS service. How do I set up my LAN at home so that I can host a website and also support a VPN connection from the same machine? Do I use a private IP for my server, and let the Sonicwall foward port requests to the server? Or do I give the server a public IP?  I'm unclear as to which solution will be the best.
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by:jasperomalley
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You can do either. Use a public IP if you configure the SonicWALL to bridge (Transparent Mode) or a private IP with forwarding if you configure the SonicWALL to Route/NAT.
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Milkybar-kid earned 125 total points
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If you only want to host everything on one server then I would use the static IP assigned by your ISP on the router, use NAT and then port forward to your server on the private side. Make sure that you open up port 1723 and GRE (Protocol 47) on the router for the VPN (if you're using pptp).
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by:Aberdo
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In a similar setup, I have a TZ 170,  Windows Server 2003 that I want to seup w/ VPN and Terminal Server.  Do I need One or two static IP addresses?
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