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Which is better/secure , a Mail Relay or a Front End Server ?

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Which is better/secure , a Mail Relay or a Front End Se... - 20.Dec.2004 12:14:00 PM   
raedaljarrah

 

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Hi ,

Exchange 2000 is installed inside the protected LAN , behined ISA server .

In order for it to communicate with the Internet we could use either a mail relay server placed in a DMZ or a Front End server .

Any suggestions about the better scenario in terms of functionality and security ?

Thanks "[Roll
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RE: Which is better/secure , a Mail Relay or a Front En... - 20.Dec.2004 1:45:00 PM   
ConnyRask

 

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Well I think it's a good idea placing a mailrelay server on the DMZ, having all mails scanned for virus. A Exchange front-end server is another story. You could use a front-end server when accessing mailboxes with HTTP/POP/IMAP. Don't place a front-end server on a DMZ, because lots of ports have to be open through your firewall. If you only have one Exchange server you don't have much use of a front-end server. Check www.isaserver.org if you want to publish your Exchange server to internet.

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