I have a brand new server 2008 server with dual nics. I want to test and play with this server. I have a public IP address but no spare router. Can I just bring both NICS online and put my public IP in NIC 1 and a private in NIC 2 and set up my network like that since its not in a production environment?
Again, this is just for testing and experimentation with this server before it's moved to the office that purchased it.
I'd like to put my public IP in NIC 1, a private in NIC 2, turn on DNS and DHCP so my notebook will pull an IP and set my notebooks gateway as the private IP of the server.