December 21st, 2013, 11:14 PM
DNS forward zone available externally
Hi i would like to make my DNS forward zone available externally so mobile devices can connect to my exchange server by name.
for example remote.mycompany.com in forward zone i would like it to resolve to a public ip address so mobile devices can find it.
How can i do this and do i need to open up ports to allow this through?
December 22nd, 2013, 10:20 AM
What I normally do is setup the mail server with the public address and add the local address to the HOSTS file on the local machines. As long as you don't need to use the MX record, you can assign a different name to the mail server and use the public address. And yes the port will have to be redirected. Also remember that you open yourself up for potential abuse, as hackers will try to get into weakly protected accounts.