I would go with the second nic in the XP box,, XP multi-homes quite nicely and the dhcp runs quite well,, you may even prefer to go static with so few PC,,
On the who can see what what?
on the win2k system, add the username of the username that you use on winxp. So if you use johndoe as a username for xp, add a username named johndoe to the win2k database. You don't have to do this for winxp for the win2k username.
Remember there is still authentication running here as this is a Psuedo network,,,
As for the Networking capabilities of the members of this forum,, I feel that the information is here,, BUT,, You , as a forum member must have SOME understanding of Network topology and connectivity...
My question would be,, what studying and research have you done to make the comment that this forum is not ready for Networking???
The whole concept of a Forum is to gather to gain Information, by your comment ,, you undermine the entire motivation for people to come here and post.. truly.. if you are not able to post to your pleasure here,, you are able to post elsewhere???
Be Nice ...
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