1 Server, 2 NICs, 2 Networks - How to make this work?
Posted on 2006-03-20
Windows 2003 Server
NIC one is connected to the "internet switch", which is connected to the firewall, which is connected to the router out to the internet.
NIC Two is connected to the "LAN switch" which connects several different workstations.
As I am sure you are all aware, when setting the two different gateways, I get a nice warning message about redundant networks and how if it's two seperate networks this won't work.
NAT-ing for the servers public IP is not an option.
Keeping one IP public and one IP private, how can i make this work on W2K3?
Crazy thing is, I have 8 W2K servers attached to this same network, with the IP stacks similar as stated above, and seems to work fine and has for 2 years. The public IP's work and the services provided by them work fine and are accessable by the public, and I can still access shares on the LAN and whatnot.