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Configuring new Watchguard X550e with internal Exchange

Posted on 2009-05-14
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Hi experts - I just purchased a new Watchguard X550e for my network and want to verify my settings are correct before my first test run.  

My internal network is 10.8.0.0/13
My internal Exchange is 10.8.2.5
My external IP is 12.229.X.X

For the system manager I added the 1-to-1 NAT of NAT Base: 12.229.X.X and real base of 10.8.2.5.

In my SMTP proxy rule settings I have From: Any-External and for the To: portion I added the host IP of my external interface - should i be adding a static NAT here, or the external interface alias?  I'm just unsure of the correct settings.

Also, I set dyanmic NAT to be 10.8.0.0/13 - Any/External.  Do I need to do anything else with this or is this the only place I need to set it?

Thanks!
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The settings are fine, just that some details are need to be sure that they are correct:
1. Do you have multiple IPs or single IP address.
 If just one, then you don't need 1-1 NAT.
2. if you have multiple IP addresses and wish to do 1-1 NAT for the SMTP server, then please make sure you have not added any secondary network on external interface for the same IP.
 If you have added secondary network; please remove it.
3. In the SMTP policy in the TO box, if you have single IP then you would configure as:
    12.229.x.y->10.8.2.5
 If you have multiple IPs, then after adding 1-1 NAT, configure TO as:
    12.229.x.z [1-1 public IP]

Please implement and update.

Thank you.
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Ok I've changed all my firewall settings and removed my 1-to-1 NAT.  I only have the one IP so, this setup should be good.  I'll be testing everything this weekend to make sure it works alright.
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Please update about the results.

Thank you.
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Sorry for the delay in posting a reply.  I was able to successfully telnet into my mail server through the firewall and send an email, I also was able to use OWA so that works fine.  I have one more general firewall question, under Network->Configuration->WINS/DNS - are these settings relevant to anything, do i even need to set them?
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No problem; the WINS/DNS settings are used by WG for following purpose:
1. If WG is acting as DHCP Server on the network.
2. Fore remote users [PPTP/IPSec/SSL].
3. For name resolution when using hostwatch or logviewer.

Thank you.
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thanks for your help
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