connecting two networks to a single server (2 NIC’s or router?)

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DHCP
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Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
I have a 2003 server box running a simple database application that needs to be accessed by users on two physically separate networks. One network is DHCP 192.x.x.x the other is static 223.x.x.x. Everyone is running XP pro. What would be the better option. Two NIC's in the server, one for each network. Or would it better to run everyone through a router? Money is an issue but so is security. Anybody have thoughts on the issue? Thanks, Andy

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I would recommend a router and using access control lists (ACLs) for managing the traffic as needed. A firewall might also be useful.

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