Mon, Jan 24 2005 23:48
I just got the "Networking Infrastructure Solutions" for SBS 2003 from the Action Pack
I just got the “Networking Infrastructure Solutions“ from the Action pack and the diagram for networking on the back is a single nic setup. I just don't get it why every single time I see an official Microsoft “small biz” setup it's a single nic. You would have to pry my cold dead fingers off my two nic ISA server setup at the office and my two nic RRAS server at home. I don't want to rely on a hardware router firewall as my only protection and I'll tell you an excellent reason why.
My router at home DIED tonight and was causing such excess packets that it was slowing down my network connectivity. Now why do I want to rely on a firewall that I haven't patches or bios flashed since the day I bought the dang thing?
I want a stupid cheap firewall on the outside and then my big beefy ISA server firewall on the inside. [and not to mention in a few short months ISA 2004 as part of SBS 2003 sp1 which we will get as premium customers for a nominal handling and shipping fee]
I do agree with one push in the document. The push to migrate OFF of Windows NT. It seems like everywhere I go people are interested in migration. And yes for the record you can even migrate from Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 to SBS 2003. Now why you'd want to buy the normal stuff in the first place I have no idea. ;-)
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