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    I have an email server and a web server on the company intranet. I would like for users to be routed to server A if they go to www.doman.com, and server B if they go to mail.domain.com, from the internet.

    mail.domain.com would take users to OWA.

    Is this possible? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

    This is a common configuration and quite easy to implement. However, the actual steps to pull this off depends on your firewall and IP configuration. If you got a single public IP and NAT the intranet, you need different set of rules than, say, having public IP for all the servers.

    -vP

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    • #3
      Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

      Thanks for the reply.

      We do have a single public IP and we use NAT.

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      • #4
        Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

        vonPryz, Did you have any advice based on our single IP address and NAT usage?
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

          Are you using different port numbers?
          Marcel
          Technical Consultant
          Netherlands
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          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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          • #6
            Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

            No, I think it is all html port 80 traffic received at the firewall.

            If it opens up my options, I can get a second externally routable IP address, but the system still has to sit inside our firewall. However, I can figure out how to route the traffic with this plan either.

            Thanks for any feeback.

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            • #7
              Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

              have you tried setting this up in dns, creating two forward lookup zones one for company.com and anothe for mail.company.com and having a host record in each zone pointing at the server that hosts it.
              seems like a good place to start.
              Please remember to award reputation points if you have received good advice.
              I do tend to think 'outside the box' so others may not always share the same views.

              MCITP -W7,
              MCSA+Messaging, CCENT, ICND2 slowly getting around to.

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              • #8
                Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

                I have not tried that, as I am a little out of my area when it comes to DNS and Firewalls. However, that at least gives me a path to head down. I will do more research and see if I can get that to work for us.
                Thanks!

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                • #9
                  Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

                  What kind of firewall do you have?
                  Edit: shouldn't mail.domain.com be secured with a certificate?
                  In that case it would use port 443 and then you could use PAT
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Forwarding web traffic to two different servers

                    Hmmm...you're right...and that changes everything...and I am back to an easy solution.

                    Thanks for helping me see the obvious!

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