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By KingOfTheNerds ·
ISA Server Problems
Hi All,

I am hoping to find someone that knows what they are talking about instead of the enormous amount of IT guys who think they are gods gift but can't give me a straight answer.

I am fed up, fed up with ISA Server. It seems to be simple, set a few filters to allow outbound and inbound access to smtp, pop ports, FTP ports but it won't work.

I even followed a set of instructions from an ISA site, but it still doesn't work.

I have a windows 2000 server, with windows 98, 2000, XP and MAc OS 9 and 10 Clients. The firewall client that i have read about for ISA is not installed on any machine, because i have macs as well and it no use setting something up for just the PC's.

OK, so i setup these filters to allow outbound and inbound traffic to port 25 and 110 and 21. From the ISA server i used Outlook express and it works fine, but as soon as i go to a client machine behind the ISA server and use the exact same details it fails. The same thing for FTP access.

Obviously isa is blocking it even though i setup a filter to allow inbound and outbound access. I can acess the internet fine, and the only thing out of the ordinary i can see is our web traffic is setup to go out on port 8080 instead of 80.

I read somewhere to type netstat -na to see what ports you had open, but the only port was 192.168.1.ISA:8080 and a few ports in never never land 10000 and up.

There was a few mentions of my external NIC card with ports that did not matter in regards to SMTP POP and FTP.

Please help me, get me to perform some test so you can diagnose the problem. Something simple is probably not setup but i am beginning to think ISA is a piece of crap.

Let me note, i am no expert in ISA server but this question was supposed to get the attention of one.

Thanks

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by CG IT In reply to Attention Nerds

geez in one breath you blast people by saying, and I quote you " ...find someone that knows what they are talking about instead of the enormous amount of IT guys who think they are gods gift but can't give me a straight answer". and then say, and I quote you, "Let me note, i am no expert in ISA server but this question was supposed to get the attention of one."

so if your no expert, how can you say to quote you again, "...find someone who knows what they are talking about...?

you've posted this question before and obviously haven't tried any suggestions nor responded to requests for more information ,. you've also posted other questions concerning ISA server concerning configuration issues. You've also ignored or refuse to install the ISA server firewall client program that should be installed if using ISA server.

Buy the damn self paced training kit on ISA server 2000 from Microsoft Press and learn how to use ISA Server your self or try the Microsoft Community newsgroups Technical Q&A for ISA server.

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by CG IT In reply to

If you don't know how to use ISA server or haven't been trained on it, you shouldn't be mucking around with it especially in a production network environment. End of story!

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by CG IT In reply to

I'll say this again install the ISA server firewall client program. if you don't want to install the firewall client program because of MAC computers, MAC computers using TCP/IP need configuration parameters to use a proxy server [which is what ISA server is among other things] the same as a PC does for internet access. Those parameters are set by the ISA server firewall client program.

Further Outlook Express is a generic mail program and uses IE connection properties for connection to a 3rd party internet mail service. Without the configuration that the firewall client program gives, it's not gonna work unless you manually configure each client with the right settings.

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by CG IT In reply to

quit bemoaning people who give suggestions,and thats all they are, suggestions. You don't like some of them? then and go learn ISA yourself.

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by KingOfTheNerds In reply to

Once again a know nothing answer from a know nothing jerk. If you don't know the answer, don't comment, even you should be able to figure that out.

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by KingOfTheNerds In reply to Attention Nerds

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