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Old 6th March 2009, 21:29
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Default Multiple server documentation?

Reposting this here as a new thread rather than as the reply to the 3.0.0.9 thread where I originally put it.

Is there any documentation on setting up multiple servers? I've poked around in the latest download and don't see it yet.

By multiple servers I am referring to separating services. Email on one box, web on another box, etc.

Can multiple, redundant, DNS servers be set up? Can the ISPConfig DNS server act as a master with slave installations updating from it?

Can web sites be set up on multiple boxes? Can email be set up on multiple boxes? We have a couple of domains that have been in use for a LONG time. When we point the MX records to those domains they will instantly begin getting hammered with hundreds of thousands of spams daily. They should each be on their own separate machine.

How well does an ISPConfig setup handle REJECTing spam (not BOUNCEing it)? Can the end-user email users adjust their own spam settings or are spam settings strictly a site-wide thing?

Is any of this documented in SVN since I don't see the info in the tarball?

Thanks all,

Gerald
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Old 7th March 2009, 16:26
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I've answered this in the 3.0.0.9 thread.
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Old 8th March 2009, 05:50
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Moving your answer here so we can possibly, slowly, turn this thread INTO documentation on how to set up multiple servers.
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Is there any documentation on setting up multiple servers?
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Not yet.
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Can multiple, redundant, DNS servers be set up? Can the ISPConfig DNS server act as a master with slave installations updating from it?
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Yes and yes. As ISPConfig is using MyDNS, you can simply set up MySQL replication on the slaves.
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Can web sites be set up on multiple boxes? Can email be set up on multiple boxes?
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Yes.
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How well does an ISPConfig setup handle REJECTing spam (not BOUNCEing it)?
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You can configure this in the amavisd settings.
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Can the end-user email users adjust their own spam settings
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Yes
OK, let's get started. (of course, no need for the HUGE quotes in followups).

Setting up multiple servers.

First, I don't want extra services running on machines that don't need them. If I set up a machine that is supposed to have web host and DNS services I only want an SMTP daemon for handling local system user mail for delivering notifications to the "real" mail server box(es).

I am currently more in need of a new email server than anything else. Can I set up JUST email services for 2 or 3 domains now and get the rest set up in a sane manner later?

Can the amavis part be set up to run on a machine separate from the actual mail server(s)? When previously running in house mail servers we had to set up a separate amavisd spam/virus scanning gateway to keep the actual user mail server from getting so bogged down that the users started having problems accessing it.

Right now I have ONE server free for install/testing. It's the old amavisd gateway. Our in-house mail server is still being used by a few customers who are having issues with outgoing mail on the service we chose for outsourcing.

Where do I start? Does ISPConfig have to be installed on each machine separately? If yes, then how does one handle putting different domains on different machines?

All installs here will be done using Debian Lenny.

Thanks,

Gerald
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Old 9th March 2009, 18:43
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Can the amavis part be set up to run on a machine separate from the actual mail server(s)?
That's currently not possible.

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Does ISPConfig have to be installed on each machine separately?
ISPConfig must be fully installed on the master server. On the other servers, choose expert mode in the installer so that the installer can connect to the master server.
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Old 9th March 2009, 20:40
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No separate spam gateway -- that's gonna hurt. When we took the mail server offline to switch to an outsourced solution (that isn't working out very well) our primary domain was processing nearly 500,000 messages daily, only about 30,000 of those were non-spam.

I've cleared a server for the initial install. Should be interesting since it needs to use a name/setup that's already running on another server.

I'll try to document my steps as I go along so this can become a howto thread.
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You can use a separate spam gateway, but you wil have to modify the postfix master.cf manually after you installed ispconfig.
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