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Posted: 8/20/2004 9:47:31 AM EST
If I want to use one of my PCs laying around as an e-mail server (I already have the Domain and DNS servers that point to my static IP), does the machine need to be "in front" of my router? If it does, will adding a second networking card to the machine be all in need to do to allow machines that are behind the server to connect to the internet?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:50:56 AM EST
I am assuming that by "in front", you mean between the internet and your router. The answer is no, it does not.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:54:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I am assuming that by "in front", you mean between the internet and your router. The answer is no, it does not.



Yes between my DSL modem and the router. So if my server machine is connected to the router, how will the router know that incoming e-mails/web traffic should be routed to the server machine and not the pc that I work on?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:55:29 AM EST
forward tcp port 25 to your email server and you are fine
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 11:46:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By peekay:
forward tcp port 25 to your email server and you are fine



Poviding your ISP doesn't block port 25 traffic. Many do this unless you pay for their "business" service. They also block incoming traffic on port 80, 8080, 23, 110, and 119.
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