Updated: Jun 11, 2002
Here are links you can follow for more information about intranets (that is, about local area networks that run Internet protocols and services, like web servers).
The Intranet FAQ, at www.innergy.com/ifaq.html
For information about firewalls, see the Internet Firewalls Frequently
Asked Questions web site, at www.interhack.net/pubs/fwfaq.
The Usenet newsgroup comp.infosystems.intranet
discusses general intranet issues. You might also want to read the newsgroups
in the comp.infosystems.www.servers hierarchy for information about Web
servers, and the comp.security.misc newsgroup for intranet security. You
can also read the com.security.firewalls
newsgroup for information on connecting your intranet to the Internet
through a firewall.
Windows XP and ME come with Internet Connection Sharing, a simple proxy server that allows a small LAN to share one Internet connection. For example, one of the authors of this site has a six-computer LAN in her house, sharing one DSL line. For more information, get Window XP: The Complete Reference.
WinGate (www.wingate.com) and
are both proxy servers that allow computers on a LAN to share one Internet
For lists of server software that runs on UNIX, Windows XP, Windows NT, and other platforms,
visit the ServerWatch wWeb site at serverwatch.internet.com.
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