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Is an Edge Server necessary for public IM connectivity? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi have OCS 2007 enteprise pool deployed on a sever with a Internet valid IP address, My questions is Do I need to use another server for an Edge Server or is there any way to route the traffic both ways without using an Edge server?

    Thanks is advance
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 9:52 PM

Answers

  • You do need to have an edge server, and it should be in your DMZ to protect your network. If your OCS server is facing the internet you are pretty vulnerable to attack.  The internet has direct access to your AD! This is highly discouraged.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2007 5:03 PM

All replies

  • You do need to have an edge server, and it should be in your DMZ to protect your network. If your OCS server is facing the internet you are pretty vulnerable to attack.  The internet has direct access to your AD! This is highly discouraged.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2007 5:03 PM
  • But it's possible?
    If i give no importance to the security, external OC 2007 can join my OCS 2007 without Edge?
    Wednesday, October 1, 2008 5:26 PM