Windows Server internet routing planning advice needed
Posted on 2014-04-02
Hi fellow experts,
I have got three internet connections, two normal DSL routers and one with a subnet of 5 public static IP addresses. There are several servers on my internal LAN offering web and mail services, as well as clients surfing the 'net etc.
Now instead of buying a router with 3 WAN ports and the ability to route entire public subnets I'm thinking about using a Windows server (2008 installed and running, 2012 R2 license available if needed) as a router.
Is that a good idea, also with respect to security/firewall? Can this also handle failover as well as prioritization (e.g. SMTP traffic always using one WAN port, while outgoing surfing uses another)? And how about the incoming traffic?
Thanks for your thoughts,