Re: [NTISP] newbie setting up ISP on NT4 Server

Danny Sinang ( (no email) )
Sat, 4 Mar 2000 11:22:49 +0800

In my opionion, you should do it this way :

First server :

1. Primary DNS
2. Web / FTP
3. Radius

Second server
1. Secondary DNS
2. Email

I would also install Radius and Web/FTP functions on the second server just
in case the 1st server conks out. Do the same with email on the 1st server.

If you can spare a 32 MB RAM PC, then I would put up a Linux server and make
it my primary DNS server and proxy server.

As for software, here's what I recommend :

1. Email - NTMail ( ) or IMail ( )
2. Radius - RadiusNT ( )
3. Billing - Emerald ( ) - comes with built-in RadiusNT
4. Web / FTP - Microsoft IIS 4.0 ( packaged with NT Server 4.0 )
5. DNS - BIND 4.9.5 ( )
6. Proxy server - Squid ( runs on Linux; see )

IMail and NTMail can both be integrated with Emerald. So, you will only have
to define users once and their email addresses can be automatically created
as you create accounts in Emerald.

- Danny

----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Arnett <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2000 9:38 AM
Subject: [NTISP] newbie setting up ISP on NT4 Server

Hi list,

I am setting up an ISP on NT Server 4. I am using 2 servers on my system
because of budget at this time. I would like some input from the experienced
on how to set the software up on the two systems. I know I need the primary
and secondary DNS servers on seperate systems. What suggestions do you have
far as setting up radius, mail, web server, ftp, etc... on each server. For
example, should I put web sever on with the primary DNS server or secondary,

Any suggestions on what software to use for each purpose?

Also, any resources on the web that I might try to help out with setting
up would be greatly appreciated.

Yours Newbie,

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