Does it really need to be a completely separate network/standalone computer? The reason I ask is because it sounds like you just want a firewall setting that won't allow a computer (or groups of computers, i.e. subnet) to not be able to access the internet. By leaving the computer attached to the network you get all the benefits of automatic updates from your central configuration management system (in the case of windows SCCM).
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Coates, Sarah
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:44 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Non-networked computer advice
Asking on behalf of our library's Systems department: Does anyone have any best practices for a non-networked/quarantined computer for confidential information/sensitive information? We are looking for ways to get more potential donors of digital material, but some of these donors do not want their work to be on a networked computer.
Our Systems department is looking for a methodology or best practices for a computer that can be backed up/connected to an internal-only network (with no public access) but that cannot access networked resources and the internet. If your archives has something like this set up, would you be willing to share your set-up?
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Thank you so much in advance!
Sarah Coates, MA, MLIS, CA
204 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
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