I’m sure this has been asked a million times but I’m confused and the documents out there are not making matters any better. So here goes, I configured an Office Communications 2007 server up for video conferencing for internal usages and it works great between all campuses, now I need to configure a Communications Edge server for external users to access the inside. One of the things I need to configure is a Microsoft ISA server (Internet Security and Acceleration Server) for a reverse Proxy. ISA server with 2 NIC’s one is connected to the internal network with IP 10.x.x.x the other is connected to our DMZ and the DMZ ‘s address is 172.x.x.x so I configured the NIC with IP address 172.x.x.x if this is correct what do I use for a gateway? What needs to be done on the firewall, do I need to NAT an address to the ISA server? Any help would be big time.
Maybe I’m trying to do too much with this ISA server, all I need is a reverse proxy configured. I‘ve read article about using 1 NIC 2 NIC’s and even 3 NIC’s, I’m trying to find out what I need for a reverse proxy for the OCS 2007.
From: Amazon, Brazil
Maybe you are underestimating a firewall that you don´t know how to use it! If you have a bit of knowledge about ISA, you would know for use it´s reverse proxy capabilities, you just have to create a publishinh rule! With ISA you can use as many NIC as your hardware supports! If you read some article, why don´t you just follow it? Instead of say bogus things about ISA you had to focus on what I replied to you.
From: Taylorville, IL
You also have to make sure that the Office Communications Server does not use complex protocols (common with video conferencing) that ISA cannot handle or is very difficult to handle.
I really doubt that a Web Publishing scenario is going to cover all the Office Communications Server is going to need. But then,..I really don't know anything about Office Communications Server,..I don't think I could correctly spell it four times in a row. Luckily I only needed it three times in this post.