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sonofcolin

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Is it possible to run KMS on one machine and the webmail on another? The reason I ask is because our main server runs web and mail (not KMS yet), so webmail can't run on port 80 on the same box as our webserver. Alternate port webmail isn't an option for us, such as 8080.
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sonofcolin wrote on Fri, 12 March 2004 19:04

Is it possible to run KMS on one machine and the webmail on another? The reason I ask is because our main server runs web and mail (not KMS yet), so webmail can't run on port 80 on the same box as our webserver. Alternate port webmail isn't an option for us, such as 8080.
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No, webmail is a part of KMS and cannot be run on another server.

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You could run your webmail on the HTTPS port only (443 I thought) I did it here.

http is my normal webserver
https is kerio webmail

you also can try to use another webmail thingie (PHP, ASP or something like that)
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Zakk

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use a additional machine, run the complete kms there and route it. kms did not need much resources, so the cost for a seperate pc will be less.

[Updated on: Mon, 15 March 2004 11:05]

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sonofcolin

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Thanks for all the replies. I currently have KMS running on a separate box (test server), but as it is a test server.. well you get my point.

I like the suggestion of running it as https. Only problem is that our webserver also serves on this port.

Other PHP webmail solutions. Been there, done that. None are as good as the integrated KMS webmail.

Looks like my test server will have to become the mail server.
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Zakk

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You can also select any other port for the http/https services in kms, for example set the https port to 500 :)
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cant you run one webmail of another IP? that way you get another port 80.

Havent actually done this myself but seems like a good theory, providing you can tell one of the mail server which IP to work on...

pay it forward
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sirjosi

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Zakk wrote on Sat, 20 March 2004 14:59

You can also select any other port for the http/https services in kms, for example set the https port to 500 :)


the prob with using other ports tho is you have to indicate the port num.

Like in this case, it will be https://www.domain.com:500. People dont usually like that or find it hard to remember...

pay it forward
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sonofcolin

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Yes. This is a problem I want to avoid. I also don't want to rely on these ports being open on other systems. The point of having webmail is so that it is accessible via the web, which in most cases means port 80 or 443 for SSL.

The only realistic solution is to keep the webserver separate from KMS (unless KMS webmail can run on a separate box than KMS, which I have found it can't). Maybe a feature request?
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I suggest you create an html page on your main webserver that redirects to wherever you ultimately have webmail.

For instance, if you're running IIS on port 80 of the machine, create a /webmail directory, and inside it create a default.htm file with something like the following:

<HTML> 
<HEAD> 
<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;URL=https://mail.foo.com:800"> 
<TITLE>Page has moved</TITLE> 
</HEAD> 
<BODY> 
Redirecting you to the secure site.<br>
<br>
If you are not automatically redirected, click <a href="https://mail.foo.com:800">here</a>.
</BODY> 
</HTML> 


This way, you can tell your users to go to somewhere easy like http://www.foo.com/webmail and users will instantly be redirected to the proper webmail website.

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I should have thought of this earlier.

Solution:
2 NIC's. 1 IP for webserver 1 IP for mailserver. Problem solved. Change DNS accordingly.
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