Posted on 2003-10-24
I'm not sure this is appropriate, but this question will certainly be PAQ'd so here it goes:
Answer this question completely and accurately and get 2,000 points:
I have two Exchange server in the same routing group. No other servers exist in the ORG.
My Exchange server is named "exmail1.mydomain.net"
My Bridgehead server is named "exbh1.mydomain.com"
My Email domain is mydomain.com
I have a DNS server named "INS1" for internal DNS (mydomain.net) with IP 192.168.0.10
I have a DNS server named "NS1" for external DNS (mydomain.com) with IP 126.96.36.199
My mailbox server has one NIC with IP address 192.168.0.100
My FE server has two NICs with the following IP addresses:
External NIC: 188.8.131.52
Internal NIC: 192.168.0.101
Both IP's are in 24 bit subnets
Gateway for 131.107.3/24 is 184.108.40.206
Gateway for 192.168.0/24 is 192.168.0.1
I have a firewall (ef1.mydomain.com) between my 131.107.3/24 subnet and the Internet and I have another firewall (if1.mydomain.net) between the 131.107.3/24 and 192.168.0/24 subnets.
I want to configure an Internet Email present using the resources listed above. Everything you need is there. Please describe, in detail, what needs to be done to do this.
I know the answer and will be the judge of who gets the points. Closest answer gets full credit. Here are some hints:
DNS - Which records do I need, how is forwarding setup, if at all, and which EX server uses which NS server?
Firewall - What ports need to be opened?
Connector - What connector do I need, if any, and how should it be configured?
NICs - How do I configure my NICs to deal with this?
There are several problems that need to be solved there. It's possible that I blew it and missed something above. If so, point that out and do the best with what I provided and you get credit.
My goal here is to throw some spice into a dull day on the forum and create a thread that might be useful to answer the countless SMTP questions that will be answered here.
Good luck! ;)