RE: Unhappy remote clients

  • From: "Jeff Bushberg" <jeff@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 19:07:01 -0700

Hello Tom

  So exchange opens a lot of short lived temporary ports in its
communication.
So in setting up the ISA server
1. Forward all traffic from sonic to ISA external interface
2. Publish internal exchange server 
3. Do I need to configure outbound RPC protocol rules

Also have you successfully blocked hackers with one ISA server?
Also what reports have you found to be usefull?

Thanks Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas W Shinder [mailto:tshinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:21 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Unhappy remote clients


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Hi Jeff,

Actually, you bring up a good point. If you have an ISA in front of the
ISA, then you would have a nice two layers of protection, and then you
could provide limit inbound Exchange RPC from the external ISA to the
internal ISA. The problem is that sonicwall doesn't have an intelligent
RPC filter, so there's no secure way to forward a limited number of
ports because of the ephemeral ports required by RPC. The RPC filter on
ISA manages the connecitons, allows on valid commands, and only opens
ports on an "as needed" or stateful basis.

HTH,
Tom

Thomas W Shinder 
www.isaserver.org/shinder 
ISA Server and Beyond: http://tinyurl.com/1jq1 
Configuring ISA Server: http://tinyurl.com/1llp 



-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Bushberg [mailto:jeff@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:59 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Unhappy remote clients


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If you open all ports and forward all traffic to ISA server Isn't that
opening up possible exploits against ISA server. Wouldn't it be better
to forward all necessary port traffic 
To ISA server. Also I have been looking for a better firewall One that
analyze at layer 7 and has reports that are easy To track unapproved
traffic qnd has alert notification. 
In fact that is why I am now testing ISA server.

Thanks Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas W Shinder [mailto:tshinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 10:22 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Unhappy remote clients


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Hi Jeff,

Sonicwall can't provide secure Exchange RPC access for your remote
Outlook clients. For a secure setup, you need to forward all traffic to
the ISA firewall and allow ISA to do the firewalling. Sonicwall is just
a tradition packet filtering NAT router and can't provide the layer 7
intelligence required to secure the Outlook/Exchange RPC transactions
properly. 

HTH,
Tom

Thomas W Shinder 
www.isaserver.org/shinder 
ISA Server and Beyond: http://tinyurl.com/1jq1 
Configuring ISA Server: http://tinyurl.com/1llp 



-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Bushberg [mailto:jeff@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 10:40 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Unhappy remote clients


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I have been testing ISA server. Do you have to open any other ports?
Also I am behind a sonicwall firewall so I will nat or forward ports to
ISA server wan interface. But is there any other points for
configuration I should consider. I saw the wizard that connects the ISA
server to exchange is there any other ISA server configuration. 

Thanks Jeff

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas W Shinder [mailto:tshinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 11:32 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Unhappy remote clients


http://www.MSExchange.org/

Hi Jeff,

I've enabled ISA Server secure Exchange RPC publishing for several city
and county govts, and it works a treat. The only issue it getting the
ISPs to open TCP 135, but that's getting to get less of a problem now
that the worm hysteria is settling down.

HTH,
Tom

Thomas W Shinder 
www.isaserver.org/shinder 
ISA Server and Beyond: http://tinyurl.com/1jq1 
Configuring ISA Server: http://tinyurl.com/1llp 



-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Bushberg [mailto:jeff@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 10:48 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Unhappy remote clients


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        I have users that connect to exchange remotely through VPN. I
have tried using OST files but notice when exchange synchronizes the OST
file it Takes too long, not fast enough for slow connections. I noticed
there are some settings in 2002 outlook client For send and receive
groups that may be useful. Was wondering if some has a system for remote
access that works great with large email accounts. I know about OWA ,
but my clients prefer using there normal outlook interface. Is there a
way to connect to exchange remotely with out synchronizing and collect
only new email. I am using IMAP now but was hoping for a solution for
outlook exchange client. Also any suggestions On minimum bandwidth
requirements to implement successful remote VPN exchange access.


Thanks for any help
Jeff






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