Connecting IMS MAIL to the Internet.

 There are many ways of connecting computers to the Internet, these include the following methods:-

 Non permanent connections:-

56k Modem or an ISDN terminal adaptor and using a “DIAL UP ACCOUNT” with an ISP (Internet Service Provider)

 Permanent connections:-

Cable modems (up to 512k).
Leased line (up to 45mb)
ADSL

NOTE:-
IMS MAIL does not ROUTE TCP/IP traffic to the Internet, it needs this to be provided by an external system, some of the possible solutions to this are the following:-

LINUX ROUTER

           
Attaching a LINUX system to the network and using this to route the network TCP/IP traffic, connecting using one of the following methods:-

56k Modem or an ISDN terminal adaptor and using a “DIAL UP ACCOUNT” with an ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Cable modem
ADSL
Leased line connection

Microsoft Windows 98SE (Second edition) acting as a router

Attaching a Windows 98SE system to the network and using this to route the network TCP/IP traffic, connecting to the internet by using one of the following methods:-

56k Modem or an ISDN terminal adaptor and using a “DIAL UP ACCOUNT” with an ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Cable modem
ADSL

Microsoft Windows NT/2000 Server acting as a router

Attaching a NT/2000 Server system to the network and using this to route the network TCP/IP traffic, connecting using one of the following methods:-

56k Modem or an ISDN terminal adaptor and using a “DIAL UP ACCOUNT” with an ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Cable modem
ADSL
Leased line connection

ISDN Router

Attaching an ISDN system to the network and using this to route the network traffic.

The ISDN terminal adaptor is configured to dial the Internet Service Provider and route all TCP/IP packets that are sent by the clients on the internal network to the ISP. These packets may be sent to either the ISP’s DNS servers or email servers depending on the data type.
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Last modified: Friday November 22, 2002.