VPN over a LAN
Posted on 2005-03-15
In my SOHO situation I want to set up a two computer system, both machines running Win XP Pro. The idea is to have one computer not connected to the internet and completely invisible from the internet but connected to the second computer via a LAN. The second computer will connect to the internet via a Cisco Router. Security of the Internet connected machine is not a high priority, the intellectual property on the other machine is what I need to protect. I am thinking of using a VPN over a wired LAN to ensure that invisibility and make it hard for a hacker to bridge the networks. Maybe the VPN won't help at all in that but maybe somebody can tell me what I should be doing to make it impossible for somebody on the internet to bridge over to the LAN? Can I run some software on the internet connected machine to make it impossible for a hacker to bridge the networks perhaps?