Securing Routing Group Connectors

A collection of messaging servers connected via high-speed bandwidth (512KB or higher) in Exchange Server 2003 is defined as a routing group. By default, one routing group is created. Anytime a server is added to a routing group the connections between the servers are automatically configured.

Another purpose for the routing group is communicating with other routing groups through specialized connectors. When routing groups communicate with other routing groups, they do so through designated servers most commonly known as bridgehead servers. Exchange Server 2003 provides many such connectors that can connect to other Exchange servers as well as foreign messaging environments, such as Lotus Notes. The most common ...

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