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March 11th, 2008, 09:51

March 11th, 2008, 10:11
<delurk>You registered on a reverse engineering forum to ask a question about infrastructure design and deployment? We don't know anything about that kind of stuff here, but I wrote a bunch of words like "Linux", "SSL", "proxy" on pieces of paper, put them in a hat, shook them up and poured them onto my desk. The resulting haiku says:

Install linux, you must. OpenSSL is your next step, it is. Create a certificate for your tunnel that you'll create using stunnel, you will. Then edit your inetd to load the pop3 daemon through stunnel rather than directly, you will.

Hold on, that's not a haiku, that's Yoda! Oh and I just read your question again, this isn't the same as what ISA Server does. Looks like you'll need to use Google.</delurk>

March 11th, 2008, 12:32
And what happened to that "odd" concept of doing your own school work?? Are you the one who is going to get the grade or were you planning to inform your professor that you really didn't want to do the work yourself, so you posted on various forums asking someone else to do the work for you and you would like that individual to get your grade???

How about you READ THE FRIGGIN FAQ, then go do some of your own research on your school project!


March 11th, 2008, 12:56
Oh thank you so much for replying and your kind words of advisement! I was really looking for more of some suggestions like a particular type of client or email service, not "here's how you do it" as I could easily google "how to". Also, I was contemplating building it from within, on a closed network, or operating across the campus network. In my previous lab we deployed Squid and demonstrated several web proxy implementations, but as I tried the ISA implementation we couldn't get ISA to permit or deny traffic - I'm sure you understand that when you have an allotted time to build a demonstration, that's only if everything works fine and there are no problems. When there are problems, you get to a point where you become more and more dependent on help.

Thank you again for your guidance, however I would advise in the future that if you are unwilling to help to please leave posting for someone that will help. Also bear in mind that if you feel this post is in the improper forum, or subforum, then as a moderator you should have the ability to move it - even if it is to a general "lounge" area and not a technical discussion forum.

March 11th, 2008, 14:35

Reverse engineering: we take some code, or a device, or a DVD menu system if you're particularly geeky (cough ), fiddle with its bits, and make it do something different.

Infrastructure design: not the same thing.

Why would you go through the trouble of registering here, a completely inappropriate forum for your question, when it would take you just as much effort and time to register somewhere else that may be more appropriate? I could understand it if you'd been posting here for years and just had an off-hand question for the community of people you already know (as many of us do). But you're a brand new user! You made your account specifically!

To be frank, I don't even understand your problem. I can't tell if you're trying to do this with ISA server (as you complain in your second post you couldn't get it working) or with Squid, or with some other hip and happening solution.

And now I've wasted even more valuable table space (and eventually CHM space) complaining about you. Sorry, everyone.

March 11th, 2008, 14:37

Your quite welcome for my "kind words of advisement." I share them with all new posters who fail to review our FAQ and follow it's guideline.

I understand that what YOU wanted is the only thing important to YOU, but I have a necessary function to perform to keep "non-complying" first time posters, such as yourself, informed of our posting requirements. I'll keep execrising that function, whether on not you approve.

And thanks for the suggestion of moving this questionable Thread to a "more appropriate area." We have a "special" place for such Threads and Posters, but, as an "object lesson," I've moved it here, instead, for others to learn from you wise counsel and self-effacing approach to your own responsibilities.


March 11th, 2008, 15:13
[Originally Posted by Silver;73273]
Why would you go through the trouble of registering here, a completely inappropriate forum for your question, when it would take you just as much effort and time to register somewhere else that may be more appropriate?

Perhaps I have.