RE: Front-End / Back-End

  • From: "Robert Abela" <robert@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 18:07:31 +0200

It depends how you set up outlook

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Dewell [mailto:M.Dewell@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 5:59 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Front-End / Back-End


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I believe Outlook uses RPC calls and will always talk directly to the server
containing the relevant IS. In other words Outlook ignores front end servers.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Robillard [mailto:jrobill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 01 October 2002 16:29
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> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Front-End / Back-End
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> What about the "Which machine will be hit for internal behind the
> firewall outlook 2k clients (imap4?)"
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Abela [mailto:robert@xxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 11:27 AM
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> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Front-End / Back-End
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> It will keep up the queue before forwarding the mails to the internal
> server.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Robillard [mailto:jrobill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 3:02 PM
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> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Front-End / Back-End
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> Also,  in this configuration if the backend server is takend down for
> some reason (patching.. Hardware servicing.. Etc) will the front end
> server be smart enough to keep accepting smtp traffic from external
> sources?
> 
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Robillard 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 9:00 AM
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> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Front-End / Back-End
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> So I have a front end server that is available to the 
> internet servicing
> smtp, pop3, and owa.
> 
> The brack end server has the IS.
> 
> 
> Which machine will be hit for internal behind the firewall outlook 2k
> clients (imap4?)
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Abela [mailto:robert@xxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 8:57 AM
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> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Front-End / Back-End
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> A very basic concept is that the front end server just 
> handles the smtp
> server, pop3 etc while the information store is kept in the back end
> server.  One of it's main advantages is to publish an 
> exchange server on
> the internet like OWA etc.  If the front end server is hacked or
> something, still the intruder won't have access to the information
> store.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Robillard [mailto:jrobill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 2:52 PM
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> I have a question about the front-end / backend process.    Does the
> front-end service the internet smtp traffic only... And 
> backend services
> the inhouse outlook client stuff?
> 
> How exactly does this work... And what is the benefit?    Thanks a ton
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kalpesh Pitale [mailto:kalpesh.pitale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 4:12 AM
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> Hi MARK,
> 
> Its very easy to built your front end back end Infrastructure.
> 
> I was wondering any reason if you want to use E2K as front end server.
> 
> Regards,
> Kalpesh.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Budman [mailto:mbudman@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, 30 September 2002 10:58 PM
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> Subject: [exchangelist] Front-End / Back-End
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> Hello. I am in the process of planning a front-End / Back End scenario
> for our Exchange system. Currently, we are running Exchange 2000
> Enterprise on a Windows 2000 advanced (non clustered) server.
> 
> I have some questions that I was wondering if someone might be able to
> assist me with.
> 
> 1.  Which server machine, Front or Back, should be more powerful?
> 
> 2. We currently have in production a "Webserver", which hosts our
> Website. Is it possible to make this machine also a Front End server?
> 
> 3. Is it true an organization can have one front-End Server 
> and several
> back end servers (for different organizations / domains)? We want to
> have two independent mail systems
> 
> 4. How easy / difficult is it to migrate / move from our current
> structure of one Email server to Front-End / Back End
> 
> 5. Has anybody had experience with Front-End / Back-End? Any feedback
> would be appreciated.
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks for your time.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> 
> mbudman@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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