Msg#: 4347711 posted 1:23 pm on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
Greetings, I am now in charge of maintaining the IT for a small radio station. There are probably about 10 computers running max, maybe 6 or 7. Anyways, the previous tech had alot of his methods and one of them was using ipcop. I am not familiar with ipcop and was wondering if it is really necessary and if a normal good firewall router would suffice.
I plan to have all of the machines on their own static IP and probably use a registered domain to connect to them remotely. Or maybe zoneedit with its little ip update utility.
Im a big fan of just keeping things simple and I figure that if I know all the ips of the computers and know exactly which ports are open on my router then Im on par. Additionally I may specify in VNC to only allow certain remote IP addresses.
I would appreciate anyones suggestions or thoughts.
Msg#: 4347711 posted 11:31 pm on Aug 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
with a little reading ipcop shouldn't be to hard to figure out.... but a normal NAT router should be fine for just 10 nodes on a low profile network.
ditch VNC and try using a remote program called team viewer, you can set it up in dedicated mode and a 3rd party team viewer server does all the handshaking and sets up a secure connection. that way you don't have to leave ports open on your router, a quick port scan will reveal an opening that someone could try to exploit.
what routers are you familiar with? Does the network already have a switch? if so what kind....etc.