I have a situation where I have the following setup:
============Primary Network=============== = = Bridging Server = = =============Secondary Network============
Essentially, the bridging server acts as a firewall and only point of access between two other networks.
None of the machines on the secondary network have access to the wider network, and it is desired that they are all kept closely in sync in terms of time. (+/- 1minute)
I have read about NTP, and believe it may be the route of solving my issues, but I have a couple of queries before I get started...
The bridging server obviously has two NICs, each with its own IP etc.
I want to configure the network so that the bridging server is also a time server, which can get the correct time from elsewhere, then update the computers on the secondary network.
My concerns are thus:
- If Bridging Server is a time server, could it cause problems on the primary network?
- This might be a bad way to do things, anybody have any advice?
Also of note, the computers on secondary network are a variety of vintages...from 2000 through XP Pro. The server is XP Pro also (temporarily, will be upgraded to Server 2008R2 soon)
NOTE: I apologise for my shoddy network 'diagram'