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DSL modem, Proxy, NT workstation

DSL modem, Proxy, NT workstation

DSL modem, Proxy, NT workstation

(OP)
Can I run Proxy Server on an NT workstation?
Or does it have to be on NT Server?
Can users connect to an NT workstation thru the network without Proxy.
Their are 2 NICs in the NT workstation.
One conected to DSL modem using DHCP server from GTE
Second using Static IP connecte to our domain
I can connect to Interent from this box and see the Local network i.e. domain OK. Both work just fine.

So can I use the workstation?

Or do I "Need More Power Scotty".


RE: DSL modem, Proxy, NT workstation

Microsoft Proxy Server needs to be running Windows NT Server 4.0 and at least Service Pack 3. You may be able to use the workstation to connect to the Internet without using Proxy server, but you are then using your workstation as a router. You are exposing your network to the internet. You are safer with Proxy Server.

RE: DSL modem, Proxy, NT workstation

(OP)
Ok If I want to use the workstation as a router what do I do on the my client so it can see the workstation and go out thru it.
Do I do it in Internet Explorer?
Or
Control Panel, Network, TCP/IP?

TIA

RE: DSL modem, Proxy, NT workstation

On the workstation (router) Internal NIC uses no default gateway. External NIC proper IP address, subnet mask and default gateway for the Internet.

All Client machines that will use the Workstation (router) should have the Internal IP address of the Workstation (router) NIC as their default gateway.

Enable IP forwarding in TCP/IP properties on the Workstation (router). You may have to put an entry in the static routing table on the Workstation (router) as well.

To add an entry to the routing table, and make it persistent doesn't go away upon reboot) use the -p parameter.
Workstation (router)Example:

Internal NIC
Address 10.100.100.4
Subnet Mask 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway

External NIC
Address 201.200.200.50
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 201.200.200.1

The entry for the static routing table would be:
Route -p add 10.100.100.0 mask 255.255.254.0 10.100.100.4

Let me know if this helps.

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