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Dear All,

My office is having a LAN with 2 internet connections. (leased line and a ADSL connection)
Network is having a this configuration. http://www.janapriya.net/temp/current.gif 
it seems like the one and only server is overloaded. And the load is not balanced. Again the ADSL router is not firewalled.

I have to propose a way to do this properly, this is the way currently I am thinking. http://www.janapriya.net/temp/proposed.gif 

I would love to go for Linux. I have seen many applications supporting load balancing and firewalling. But I am curious whether it will be a pain to configure the linux firewall to allow the email exchange server. The problem is I can't get rid of Windows 2003 server. it has to be there.

Could any one enlighten me how to solve this problem.

Mainly I would like to configure our new LAN so that each PC will see only one gateway and one DNS Server.

regards,

Janapriya.
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No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.
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sorry marxy, i was late to accept it. the document was really helpful.
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