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    Help setting up multiple servers (including UNIX) and internet on LAN!

    Ok, I need some advice here. I work at a small medical clinic, and my company relies on a UNIX system server for all clinic scheduling and patient services etc… We use terminal emulators on PC’s running windows to communicate with the UNIX software. This is all done via a standard Star Topology using a smaller 3Com 8-port Hub, and standard Cat-5 Ethernet cabling.

    The problem:

    A: My company now wants to simultaneously install a Windows 2K dedicated server for PC application support (i.e. MS Office products and standard forms/file storage).

    B: And they want to introduce a standard broadband Internet connection to the office (DSL or Cable, T1’s are priced to high at this time and internet usage will be limited to basic browser use only by 3-7 computers). This connection will be introduced to the LAN via a “Router” or through the Windows 2K server.

    Question: What the hell do I do with all the internal IP Addressing issues? The UNIX server of course uses static IP’s for all LAN clients. But when introducing the Windows 2K server, and a possible a router what do I do, or is it even possible to share all these IP’s and Gateways with multiple servers and applications simultaneously on each client computer?

    Any help or idea’s anyone may have would be appreciated!


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    Re:Help setting up multiple servers (including UNIX) and internet on LAN!

    Hi m8

    You got probs ;D only joking. Right if your router has a DCHP which I think it will let that do the hard work. disable the dchp on the unix and win2k server as this will conflict. More that likely you will use a hub with the router to clients which is fine. The job is easy enough from there on.

    I recently had to run to servers on one network one is a router and other is a software server and it works.

    let me know how you go


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    Re:Help setting up multiple servers (including UNIX) and internet on LAN!

    I don't see any problems with what you are trying to do. Except for running a windows server. :

    I would setup a Linux box as the firewall/router for the network. ;D I prefer to not run any other services on a box that acts as a firewall/router. I just feel the fewer services running, the more secure it is.

    Jim H

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    Re:Help setting up multiple servers (including UNIX) and internet on LAN!

    Thanks for the tips! I'll do what I can and let you know how it goes.


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