> > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of >> [EMAIL PROTECTED] >> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 3:55 PM >> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >> Subject: Internal mail server >> >> >> Here is my problem: >> >> I have a lab with students that is going to be taught how >> to use an email client(Outlook). I want to set them up on an >> internal server that will not be visible from the outside >> world(Internet). I have the mail server setup using qmail and >> freebsd4.7. I also want to use a fake domain name, i.e. >> labcomps.net,.org,.com whatever, so that I will be able to >> send email within the class and no email will go outside or >> from the outside to the inside. > > Ironically, i just finished doing exactly that, if I understand you > correctly. > > >> >> Questions: >> 1. Can I setup a dns server to do this with the fake domain >> name and not be visible to the outside? > > Yup. I set up a DNS server on my lan to respond to my fake domain. > Sorry, I used a friend's DNS configuration as a guide, so I cannot give > too many examples. I did check the freebsd handbook for many small > items for dns though. Just make sure your hostname matches the dns > stuff to make life easier. > >> >> 2. Has somebody done this type of setup before and have any >> online documentation that I could follow? > > Qmail: > http://logicsquad.net/freebsd/qmail-how-to.html > > > >> >> 3. Can somebody tell me if this is even a possibility? >> >> Thank You, >> >> Jon >> >> >> Excellent! This is what I was hoping I would hear. The one question I forgot to ask is probably the most important one. The lab computers get their IP's from dhcp on the external router so that they can surf the Internet for other classes that they have. These are all win98 clients, so after I put up the dns server would I just have to configure the lab computers to also look at the internal dns that I created with the fake domain name to be able to do the mx lookups? Would this cause any problems for the lab computers to get to the Internet and still be able to use the fake dns server setup for mail?
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