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Is federation traffic bi-directional ? RRS feed

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  • I'm in the process of expanding our OCS to include Federation.    It's a simple consolidate Enterprise Edition and I want to add 1 Edge server for federated IM.     During the firewall discussion with our network group they have asked about the traffic traversing the DMZ on port 5061.   

    Their specific question is whether the traffic is actually bi-directional.    I know the documentation states that it is bi-directional but their question is does the traffic on port 5061 actually originate from the Edge server or does the Edge server just relay the traffic?    Does the bi-directional statement apply to each firewall or the DMZ as a whole?

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:34 PM