Putting a virtual machine in a dmz
Posted on 2008-10-23
Im running Windows Small Business Server and I want to set up and ftp site so I can exchange large files with clients. Ive been using the default FTP server built-in to SBS, but I want something more secure.
The plan was to install WS_FTP Server onto SBS. However, Ipswitch have advised me that this is bad idea, as theyre product doesnt always integrate smoothly with AD permissions. The problem is, I want the ftp server to be available 24/7 and the server is the only PC I want to leave running all the time.
So, I thought Id install WS_FTP on a Virtual PC on the server (have plenty of RAM). Would it be possible to put that VPC into the routers DMZ? Im trying to get my head around it conceptually: one the one hand it will have a unique IP address and will appear as a separate machine o the router, on the other hand it uses the same physical connection as the server.
I know this is probably a dumb question, but I thought Id ask. Can anyone advise?