ES 2000 typical setup...
Posted on 2002-03-08
Max points here, since I'm a newbie to ES and I'm trying to set up a pilot scheme for a client in the UK.
I have two win2k servers. Call them Lord and Lady.
The LAN has 30 XP clients and 600 Users (students) on a single subnet, 192.168.0.x, 255.255.255.0
The LAN has an ISDN router (Netgear RH348) with four UTP ports. IP is 192.168.0.1
The router dials a standard Home User ISP (freeuk.com) where we have a single POP3 node (node.freeuk.com) with multiple email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com...) Their DNS is 126.96.36.199
Lord is the master (sic) with two NICs, one to the LAN (192.168.0.3) and one to the router (192.168.0.2). Lord runs DNS and WINS for the LAN. The NIC to the router is currently controlled by WinRoute Pro, which dials the ISP and brings down all the mail, sorts it according to sorting rules, and delivers to Outlook 2002 which is configured with a POP3 account directed at 192.168.0.3. This works perfectly well. In addition, I've added MS Mail to Lord and the client XP boxes for internal routing. It works fine as well, but it's a bit of a cludge.
On Lady I have a smiliar routing setup. An NIC to the LAN (192.168.0.4) and one to the router (192.168.0.5). I've installed ES 2000 on Lady without a hitch, and what remains is for me to configure an POP3 VS for mail acquisition from the same ISP account, plus internal mail.
I've got an SMTP VS for internal mail working fine, and that's as far as I've got. But I'm beginning to suspect that I'm already backing myself into a corner, in that I need for Users to be able to dial in to pick up their mail. In this respect I wondering whether I need to set up a mail gateway, and whether I'm able to, given the above configuration. If it's possible, I then need to know HOW!
I've trawled a lot of literature, both in advance of and since installing, without much luck. What I'm looking for is:
a) Links to documentation detailing the setup of ES within a network similar to the one described above.
b) Failing that, a detailed answer from someone here who'd be kind enough to go as far as tellingme where to point my mouse and what to type.
I realise it's a lot to ask, and not quite in keeping with the essence of the forum (read: EXPERTS Exchange!), but I still feel this is the best place to asking for such info given the talents and generous natures of the members.
Gah. Enough ego-massaging. Anyone out there?
Regards and hopefully,
(Watching his mail every five minutes today...)