[svlug] E-mail via proxy & netatalk

Rick Schultz bloodyvikings at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 20 10:49:43 PDT 2002

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Chris Gippert wrote:

> My problem is that I am not able to retrieve or send any e-mail via my ISP
> while I am connected via the proxy. The mail client is set to tunnel.

This is tough without being very familiar with Mac mail clients.  What
does "set to tunnel" mean?  Is the client expecting a socks server?  If
so, are you running socks on the gateway?

You mention running squid on the gateway machine.  Is the machine also
doing NAT or masquerading?  The simplest way to allow external access for
the internal network is to set up a masquerading box as the gateway.  In
this setup, you configure the clients as if they were directly connected
to the internet (giving your masq box as the default IP gateway).

(If all you're interested in is web mail access, you could also configure
the gateway machine as an IMAP server, use something like fetchmail to get
everyone's mail to the server, and then connect to it from the internal
machines.  Setting this up is generally more complex that using
masquerading, but then you'd have the same mailboxes available from any
internal client, if that's helpful).


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