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Single URL to redirect to multiple Lotus DWA sites??

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  • Dear all,

    My customer is having Lotus Domino as email servers and have at least 1 Domino clusters in each site (different locations).  Currently, an ISA2006 is acting as reverse proxy and redirect specific URL to corresponding site for iNotes (Domino Web Access) connection (e.g., mail-hk.abc.com to HK site, mail-sg.abc.com to Singapore site, etc.).  Separate listeners are created to each redirection.

    My customer is having a new office in another city (London) and they do not want to maintain so many URL.  They want to know if it is possible to use one URL for all sites (e.g., mail.abc.com for all sites).  Then when login, the ISA2006 can based on rules to redirect the user to the corresponding site.  

    What I do not know is that if ISA2006 can do this.  If not, can FFTMG 2010 do this?  If either application can help, how to set the rules to separate the users?  The customer now place corresponding users in specific directory in the Domino server (data/mail/HK or data/mail/SG, e.g.).

    Sorry for this basic question but we tried the single URL approach in ISA2006 but are not able to make it work. 

    Thanks a lot,

    Rayson Wong

    Thursday, December 06, 2012 6:50 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Either ISA or TMG cannot make this kind of redirection. ISA/TMG redirection is based on the specific public URL, if the public URLs are the same, ISA/TMG cannot differentiate them, so that it cannot make multiple internal sites redirection based on the same public URL.

    Regards,

    James


    • Proposed as answer by JamesYi Monday, December 10, 2012 2:20 AM
    Monday, December 10, 2012 2:20 AM
  • Hi James,

    So in case if a company has multiple sites, the company will need to have multiple email URLs if they want their users to connect to the corresponding site? (like the example I listed, @mail-hk.abc.com, @mail-sg.abc.com, etc.) It seem strange as I know many large companies have 1 URL for email for ALL its employees (e.g., @microsoft.com).  In this case, Microsoft employees from different sites will access the same email servers?  It will create traffic jams.

    Rayson

    Monday, December 10, 2012 2:52 AM
  • Yes, as I know it could be done on exchange server site based on the suffix of mail box, the redirection could be configured on exchange server, not ISA/TMG side. You could check if Lotus has it or not.

    Regards,

    James


    Monday, December 10, 2012 3:04 AM
  • Hi James,

    Also, is there any document specifically mentioned the information you provided here?

    Thanks,

    Rayson

    Monday, December 10, 2012 3:30 AM
  • Look at this, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310763(v=EXCHG.80).aspx

    I suggest you posting the question at exchange forum if you want to know more about redirection.

    Reards,

    James


    Monday, December 10, 2012 9:07 AM