Monthly Archives: November 2005

SMTP redirection on home network

Ok, I know this is nothing to the average guy, but to me, a tekkie, this is cool. I’ve finally setup my home network the way I want it (See previous post about home network). So now I just got SMTP redirection setup so I can use my home mail server to receive incoming SMTP mail. I’ve got a few public domains, which I now have 3 MX records for, one for my hosting server, and two for which I use for SMTP port redirection. Since my ISP (Road Runner) blocks incoming port 25, I have redirect port 25 to my home server on a different port. Allowing me to have redundant MX records in case of an emergency. The main hosting server will do the bulk of the mail operations, the others are just for backup. I’m still looking for a decent secondary DNS service to use. I’m using 602 Lansuite as my mail server, since they have a free 5 user version that is very robust and easy to use. It gives me webmail, web based admin, external pop3 mail downloading and assignment to any internal mailbox, plus all kinds of other features. My next trick is going to be working on getting VPN to work. I want to be able to VPN into my home network. However, my cable modem is somewhat inadequate and has not yet let me accomplish this goal.

Home Network

Ok, now this is cool!!! Here is a picture of my home network layout. I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting this. So far everything is working great. I still have some tweaking to do here and there, like adding another UPS (which I omitted from the diagram) and getting some other things working like VPN. Let me know what you think!!!

Michael Ryan

On Tuesday Nov 1st, Michael Ryan Church was born. He was 7lbs 14oz and 20.5″ long. There are pictures on our main website at just click on pictures. We are in our second week of life with three kids now, so we are trying to adjust to the hectic schedules and all the things that go along with a new baby. Abby and Sarah love being big sisters and I predict they are going to be great to Michael over the years.