Lotus Traveller Setup - Sanity Check

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Hi

I am about to setup LT and came across this Q on EE.

Now, my scenario is slightly different.

I have 2 servers: MS01 and MS02

The MS01 is sitting in our DMZ with public IP and mail.domain.com subnet pointing to it. It runs an iNotes portal so users can use web mail access when on the road. This is using the iNotes/WebMail Login v2.4 template as published by Notes.net. It also runs SurfControl mail filtering which collects the mail and then forwards to localhost.

The WMA is using http on port 80, there is no SSL installed.

The MS02 is behind the FW on the LAN and replicates via NRPC.

Can I setup LT on the MS01 and add SSL? How do I need to modify WMA to not clash with LT or should I leave this on port 80 without SSL and run SSL only for LT?

I cannot add another server due to money constraints, otherwise i would probably have the mail filter and LT on one machine and the WMA on another...

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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WMA ?  If that is some abbreviation that has passed me by referring to the iNotes webmail then yes it will work over exactly the same connection.  You can use http or http as you wish, the Traveller client will try https first then http.  

You can run either over a different port too if you wish, though the standard ports are more likely to work from some networks I suppose.

You just install and configure traveler then connect your clients to mail.domain.com and it will get there.  To get the client connect in phone browser to http(s)://mail.domain.com/servlet/traveler

If you want add an extra DNS entry in external DNS for "traveler" or whatever and then an entry in your internet sites documents to point traveler.domain.com directly to /servlet/traveler - would advise that anyway to give you freedom to move them seperately if needed.

What quantity of users are we talking about here?

As to SSL if you are happy running iNotes without SSL and seeing the authentication go over the internet in plain text then it is just more of the same for Traveler.  Otherwise just purchase a suitable SSL certificate and get iNotes and Traveler working off 443.

Steve
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Hi Steve

yep web mail access (WMA). Our old admin used that phrase. I prefer to stick with iNotes :)

We are only talking 10-15 users hence the whole budget restraint approach. Some of which have Blackberries and there is a Blackberry server, but we recently had new Salespeople start who want iphones. Hair pulling stuff.

I will follow your advice and post back how it goes.

Thanks
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No problem, ask if you need more.
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Apologies I have been off sick for a few days, I am trying to get this resolved by Friday.
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Thank you. Project has been put back a few weeks but I can implement from the advice given.

But I suspect I'll be back  ';o)

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