RE: Relocation of SMTP Service to a UNIX box

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 08:03:12 -0800

I understood it exactly. What you are doing is using the Unix box as the
front end (otherwise known as a gateway) for Exchange.

Again, why would you put any server outside of the firewall?

John Tolmachoff
Engineer/Consultant/Owner
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fush Grubber [mailto:fgrubber@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 3:21 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Relocation of SMTP Service to a UNIX box
> 
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> 
> Hi John,
> 
> thanks for your input, but i dont think you understand my scenairio.
> 
> First and foremost we dont plan to implement a front end back end
scenairio
> Secondly the exchange box sits behind the firewall and is secured,
> Thirdly it is only the unix box that hosts the smtp service that sits in
> front of the firewall.
> 
> Since the exchange box is in high use the idea is to take the load of
> processing smtp traffic off the exchange server and move it to the unix
box,
> so in essence, all traffic bound for outside the local domain will be
> forwarded to the unix box, and when the unix box receives any email it
> forwards it to the exchange box for final delivery.
> 
> Thanks, i guess you get a clearer picture now
> 
> cheers
> 
> >From: "John Tolmachoff (Lists)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Reply-To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Relocation of SMTP Service to a UNIX box
> >Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 02:52:05 -0800
> >
> >http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> >1. Yes, you can still use Exchange. It is called using a front end or
> >gateway.
> >2. Why on earth would you want an e-mail server (any e-mail server)
outside
> >the protection of a firewall?
> >
> >John Tolmachoff
> >Engineer/Consultant/Owner
> >eServices For You
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Fush Grubber [mailto:fgrubber@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 2:43 AM
> > > To: [ExchangeList]
> > > Subject: [exchangelist] Relocation of SMTP Service to a UNIX box
> > >
> > > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > i run a network of about 1000 clients, i have a win2k server with exch
> >2k
> > > sp4, we also have a pix firewall to ward off unwanted traffic.
> > >
> > > Now the business requires us to move the smtp service from the
exchange
> >box
> > > to a unix box infront of the firewall, hence all mails sent by clients
> > > destined for a domain outside is forwarded to the unix box and all
mails
> > > from outside will be sent to the unix box and the unix box will
forward
> >the
> > > mails to the exchange server which sits behind the firewall.
> > >
> > > Please can i use exchange to do this and if yes how can i achieve this
> >with
> > > exchange?
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