To route all traffic thru that server means you'll expose it to all the nasties. A simpler system of router to provide the internet and some server is more mainstream and keeps that server out of the line of fire.
I don't need Windows for servers but use Linux instead. This saves me on other costs as well.
As to VPN, a VPN router can help.
I am planning on setting up a small business network, with Either T1 or DSL and 3 desktops and one server/psuedoserver , my quandry is do I really need a dedicated windows 2003 server If all that I want to do for the users to have internet access and to be able to do some file storage , nothing complicated.
Would I be better off going with a Psuedo server , mirrored harddrives and Win XP Pro.?. I was planning on backing up to USB external harddrives , rather then the expensive magnetic tape option
What are the pro's and cons of using a pseudo server.?.
If I do use a psuedo server can I still remote in using a vpn from home.?.
I can obviously route all of the internet traffic through the server , in this situation with 3 desktops and a server would I be better off not to route all of the internet traffic via the server.?.