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Sun ONE Messaging Server: Practices and Techniques for Enterprise Customers


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-145496-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-145496-5

  • Selecting the best architecture
  • Adding functionality
  • Monitoring the Sun ONE Messaging Server
  • Availability considerations and issues

As messaging or email increases in volume and size, the need for a scalable enterprise messaging system becomes more apparent to many organizations. The Sun™ ONE Messaging Server product fills this requirement and more. However, as with any system, the planning, installation, and routine maintenance tasks have a significant impact on throughput and availability.

This book details best practices for architecting, deploying, and integrating the Sun ONE Messaging Server 5.2 product. It covers topics ranging from the basics of planning the system, to a sample installation, and on to monitoring and tuning the system to ensure that it is operational.

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Table of Contents



Sun BluePrints Program.

Who Should Use This Book.

Before You Read This Book.

How This Book Is Organized.

Related Documentation.

Shell Prompts.

Typographic Conventions.

Ordering Sun Documents.

Accessing Sun Documentation.

Using UNIX Commands.

Contacting Sun Technical Support.

Sun Welcomes Your Comments.

1. Messaging Overview.

Connectivity. Number of Devices. Number of Messages. Average Message Size. Protocols. Security and Privacy. Regulatory Issues.

2. Messaging Services.

Sun's Messaging Strategy. Messaging Services Beyond the Basics. Integrated Yet Open—Project Orion. SDN Concept. Conclusion.

3. Messaging Architectures.

Directory. MTA. Mailstore. Proxy Servers. Simple Single-Layer Architecture. Simple—Alternative Architecture. Typical Architecture. Secure—Basic Architecture. High Availability—Failover Architecture.

4. Installation Preparation.

Preparation Process. Network Connectivity.

5. System Startup.

Basic System Status. Provisioning. Sample Data File. Sample Provisioning Script. Test User Generation Script.

6. Software Installation and Configuration.

Simple Installation. Automated Installation Script.

7. Message Transfer Agent Configuration.

Changing the Mappings. Direct LDAP Lookup. Adding New Domains to the MTA. SMTP Authentication.

8. Advanced Messaging Client Configuration.

What Is a Shared Folder? Supported Standards. Limitations. Setup Procedures.

9. Customization.

Changing and Adding a Logo. Removing and Adding Options on the Options Tab. Single Sign On. Setting the Initial Welcome Email. Over-Quota Limits and Warning Email. Customizing Return Errors.

10. Security.

Network. System. Messaging Software Protocols. Conclusion.

11. Migration.

Basic Steps (Generic). Sendmail (UNIX Mail). Exchange, Novell Groupwise, and Lotus Notes.

12. Performance Tuning.

Netscape Directory Server. Solaris OE. MMP. MTA Tuning. Notices. Postmaster Mail.

13. Advanced MTA Configuration.

Conversion Channel. Other Possibilities.

14. Highly Available Messaging Deployment.

High Availability Architecting Differences. Conclusions.

15. Managing Messaging Services and Preventive Maintenance.

Periodic Maintenance Checklists.

16. Monitoring a Sun ONE Messaging Server.

SNMP. Alternative Tools.

A. Case Studies.

Acme University. Baker Tech. Community City College.

B. Majordomo Integration.





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