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Re: Need recomendations for https proxy that serves as a firewall proxy

On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 03:05:43PM +0100, Richard Atterer wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 11:33:02AM +0200, Haim Ashkenazi wrote:
> > I have a client that have an exchange server inside the LAN and he wants to
> > access the web interface from the world. I thought I'll put a transparent
> > proxy server on the DMZ. apt-cache search proxy gave a few options but
> > except squid (which is a little overkill for this) I don't know any of them
> > (especially in terms of security) and I'm looking for recommendations.
> Um, do I understand correctly that you want to allow access from the
> internet to a machine in your client's LAN? In that case, squid is indeed
> the wrong solution.

I think they may be talking about MS Exchange Server.
The program I like to think of as "The Internet's
Answer to the Petrie Dish*"

I do not think I would use the words "Exchange Server"
and "Security" in the same breath. 

On the serious side, you probably could allow a port
redirect to that machine if there are no other web
services to be accessed.

In general though, this is a pretty bad idea, and with
MS Inside, even worse.

* for the non biologically inclined, that's what you
  use for culturing bacteria...

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