It all started when we needed to make a name change on the DSL account.. but you see.. we can’t do that. We have to get a new static IP. Oh yeah… and since I am going to have to change the I for the mail I figured while I was in the mood I should reconfigure the remote portal so it’s a shorter/nicer domain connection. First step is to buy a domain from a company that will allow you access to their DNS/A records. Because I have a firm web site that is separate and distinct from the domain, I can pick any other domain name that is logical for folks to get to. Personally I think mail.domain.com/remote is confusing.
Then these days, don’t forget the third party SSL certificate. http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/08/21/how-to-install-a-public-3rd-party-ssl-certificate-on-iis-on-sbs-2003.aspx and I parked that ssl cert for 10 year.
Now I need to figure out where the VPN passthrough settings are as the DSL/AT&T company gave me their DSL router that didn’t come with an instruction manual. http://www.netopia.com/equipment/products/3000/3300_res_ds.pdf … is it me or are these devices from the phone company just the absolute WORST when it comes to documentation?
Changed the Exchange Defender… now to test the VPN.