Smoothwall and Win2000 (advanced) server - Mail and FTP
Posted on 2003-03-18
My network configuration is as follows:
WIN2000 Advanced Server installed as PDC
WIN2000 Pro Clients which connect to the server
Smoothwall 1.0 (not configured to use DNS since this is assigned to the WIN2000 server) in the same network for internet security (only GREEN and RED NIC installed, no DMZ).
When using this configuration, going to the internet for browsing seems to be no problem. However, FTP and e-mail exchange are impossible. Why? or How to configure?
Someone proposed me to configure the Win2000 server as a normal DC, so that it would forward to the Smoothwall.
Is the following method possible?
* backup the AD
* reinstall the WIN2000 from scratch
* restore the AD
Would restoring the AD not put the system back as a PDC?
I have little margin for experimenting as this is in a school environment with limited means.