How does or does multi-homing protect a server from threats?
Posted on 2007-03-21
I’ve never physically been to this client’s site yet but I was just handed a project to check out this network/server and make sure it's sufficiently secured from the Internet. It’s an SBS 2003 SP1 box. It appears to be multi-homed, where NIC 1 is touching the Internet with a public IP and NIC 2 is serving the LAN with a 192.168 network.
My question for now is how does multi-homing protect a server? I would think we’d want a firewall between the Internet and the server…. call me kooky. Thanks!