dns host, mx record, cname, A record, dyndns, dynamic ip, router, sbs 2003, exchange....what the...?
Posted on 2006-11-12
Ok, so I've got an ISP (Road Runner) that provides me a cable internet connection with a dynamic ip. Then I've got a dns host (1&1) that provides me my public dns address. Then I've got a sbs 2003 server on my lan that's got it's external nic plugged into a router and an internal nic plugged into a switch. The sbs 2003 server is going to be used to host a company sharepoint site, an exchange mail server, and provide remote desktop, owa, rww and all that good stuff for mobile users.
This is my first time setting up a sbs 2003 server and an exchange server, so I'm a bit confused on how to get all of these things to work together.
I think I've got a level 100 understanding of all this and I'd like someone to help me take it to the next level and get this working.
So this is how everything is picturing in my head:
My ISP will provide me a connection to the internet with a dynamic ip. I've got dyndns updater installed on the server and I've got an account with dyndns.org configured to resolve the dynamic ip my ISP provides to mycompany.dyndns.org. I'm not sure if I should enable/disable wildcards and I'm not sure what to do with the mail exchanger setting. What to do here?
My DNS host is providing me with my domain name, mycompany.com. I'm not sure what other subdomain's I'll need and what the mx records or cnames or A records or any of those settings are for and how they should be used. What subdomain do I need? And what should be the configuration of those domains?
Also, should I create email accounts with 1&1 and then forward email to my exchange server? Or should they be sent directly to the exchange server?
Also, should my incoming and outgoing mail server be my ISP mail server, 1&1's mail server, or should I use my exchange server to send them directly?
What's pop3 connector, do I need that?
Please, ask me for any additional information that may be needed. I look forward to your advice!