Re: slightly off mark but, I need help

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 09:57:35 -0500

This sounds like a cool challenge Doug, although it is something I personally 
have not done, it should be pretty staight forward, you will need to purchase 
your own IP addresses, and I think you can do it from here (but its not 

You also need to have your own DNS server, so you can maintain your own 
records and sync with the other DNS servers.

Here is another link that may provide some useful information:

Hope this helps


On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 09:03:59 -0500, Stelley, Douglas wrote
> OK Folks, I know this is an Exchange forum, but there are some very
> smart folks here who may have a clue about this.
> We just got word our ISP is discontinuing service to us.
> We are a hospital, and don't require too much in the way of service.
> We have a T1, host our own mail (Exchange 2000)(2-3000 messages/day),
> have internal DNS servers, have a web site (not too many hits/month) 
> and provide internet access for ourselves (about 200 internet facing 
> pc's) through our own firewall. Our radiology dept sends too many 
> images to use a cable provider, and forget dialup service.
> We do have many many VPN's set up for venders who need access to servers
> for maintenance etc. (standard windows 2000 vpn)
> Here's my question: What would it take for us to host our own ISP? Seems
> to me our external ISP really provides mainly DNS services to us. 
> web & mail services we do on our own. Has anyone here done something 
> similar? What about getting addresses? We would need a minimum of 25 
> Internet address assigned to us. We have about 3 weeks to make a 
> change over, and I need to come up with a list of options/prices 
> ASAP. any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks
> -Doug Stelley
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