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FTP Publishing/VPN ???? - 15.Jul.2003 11:52:00 PM   
Mark Gorman

 

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Okay I have looked at Tom book on ISA 2000
Scoured various internet sites including Microsoft KB with conflicting info.

What I need is for a remote user to be able to log into the sbs server and download and upload files to and from a specified folder on the server via ftp.

Do I use IIS FTP server or some other ftp server software???

If I set up an FTP site do I bind it to the internal nic or the external???

Do I use VPN to make it secure and how do I do it???

I followed various tutorials from so called experts and it all seems suspect!

No methodology or logic whatsoever.
It all seems like suck it and see.

Some books just scratch the surface others are irrelevant. Tom's book is not to clear and just gives me headaches. I know it must be me.

So is there a real expert out there who can give me a complete walkthrough from begining to end explaining it properly and not leave me hanging???

If I don't get an aswer soon I'll become suicidal. Surely it must be easier than this

Many thanks

Mark Gorman
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RE: FTP Publishing/VPN ???? - 16.Jul.2003 4:38:00 AM   
tshinder

 

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Hi Mark,

I hate to say it, but none of the experts comment on this because they don't run enterprise groupware and database software on their firewalls, and they certainly *never* run FTP servers with write access on their domain controllers! Arrrg! [Wink]

HTH,
Tom

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RE: FTP Publishing/VPN ???? - 16.Jul.2003 12:29:00 PM   
Mark Gorman

 

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Sorry Tom

No disrespect but I am using Small Business Server 2000. It's hardly an enterprise with 15 workstations....

You're saying not to do this then????
It's almost like saying go buy a $50,000.00 car but don't attempt to drive it just look at it!

What would the point be in purchasing hardware and a Network OS if remote users can't use it ;-))

Hmm obviously ISA server isn't a secure firewall which can protect the network and all this hype is just Microsoft at it's best!

I should have gone down the road of Linux running the server with smooth wall.

That OS and firewall costs pennies and works.
Pity the same can't be said about Microsoft software and OS's.

What was the point in buying your book other than using it as a door stop then?

One very dissapointed user

Mark Gorman

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RE: FTP Publishing/VPN ???? - 16.Jul.2003 2:07:00 PM   
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Hi Mark,

Got to strongly disagree here. You can't install Exchange and SQL on a PIX, NetScreen or any other serious firewall. No security expert who wasn't a salesman or shill for some company hawking software would recommned putting these applications on a *firewall*. ISA Server firewalls are network firewalls, not "host based" firewalls. Host based firewalls, such as ZoneAlarm, etc. are more fitting for an SBS config. But you'll run into the same problem. Check out any firewall Web board or mailing list regarding running application on the firewall, and you'll hear much more strident replies to this issue. Making ISA Server firewall software part of the SBS package is a marketing gimmick, not a security decision, IMHO.

HTH,
Tom

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