Mobile Access Server on single server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by karupspc, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. karupspc macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hello all

    I'd like to know if it is possible to have Mobile Access Server (snow leopard) to work on a single server (mac mini).
  2. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
  3. karupspc thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008

    Just to confirm

    Our environment we only have a single mac mini that has leopard server installed. we have the media for snow leopard but i've been reading that in order for mobile access server to work you need two servers; one acting as a proxy and the 2nd being the main server inside the firewall.

    SO it is possible to run mobile access server on a single server without any additional hardware while still using this single server for other duties like file server, print, etc.
  4. corbywan macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    Forest Grove, OR
    I'd be curious to know where you are reading that, be cause I can't find anything about that on Apple's site nor the server documentation.

    The way I read it, it seems like it essentially runs like your own personal MobileMe server. Access to email, contacts, calendar, plus all of the other network resources. It's just another kind of gateway that runs on the server like VPN, right?
  5. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    If you could post a link to your source it would be helpful.

    I would imagine, as I've not looked in to this for SL Server, that the proxy would, and excuse this, proxy the request/connection.

    In essence, it could inspect the traffic to ensure it's legitmate and then either foward the traffic on the internal server. The traffic could appear to come from the server or, more likely, the device. Although this is best practise it does allow for a more secure environment, as normally any sort of proxy would go in a DMZ, with only the required ports being opened on both firewalls.

    I would suggest you don't worry about it and just go single server, unless your data is secure, in which case, I would suggest both servers, with a DMZ and proper server architecture.

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