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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Configuring an Internet Gateway Using NAT

Figure 20.34 shows a typical SOHO network configuration. In this example, a single server running Windows Server 2003 supports all network services, including acting as a gateway to the Internet.

Figure 20.34. Typical SOHO network with a Windows Server 2003 server running RRAS as a gateway.

You may look at this diagram and wonder why the vendor who set up the system didn't simply use a low-cost SOHO appliance as the gateway. Part of the reason is money. The additional equipment isn't free and many SOHO installations are extremely price sensitive. A better reason, technologically speaking, is the generous ...

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