Last post Dec 12, 2005 03:18 AM by xepol
Dec 12, 2005 03:18 AM|xepol|LINK
I have both a webserver and an email server behind my firewall, the mail server has webaccess, but it is not useful outside the firewall as it uses the same port number on different servers (or a different port on the same server as is now the case). External
access to the servers is managed by proxying traffic on port 80 to the webserver, and another port to my mail server.
Unfortunately, when I am offsite, this approach fails completely, as many clients block said ports through their outbound firewalls. I find that I am savagely cut off from my email!
My thought is that if I could setup a handler or filter on the webserver to handle all requests to mail.domain.com then I could use the webserver itself as a proxy to the web interface on my mail server.
So my questions are :
1. Is this possible? Should I invest time fighting with this considering I would have to pass through gets and posts (fortunately, authentication is ONLY basic authentication and -NOT- HTTPS, strictly HTTP)
2. If it is possible, has someone else already done this so I don't have to reinvent the wheel?