Federation with TCP RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is anyone doing federation with internal tcp connections?  Are there any issues in doing this?
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:57 PM

All replies

  • OCS server to server connections must take place via MTLS.  While you can modify OCS to accept client connections via TCP there are no options to configure server to server connections to take place via TCP rather than MTLS.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:50 PM
  • Ok I am not sure if I was  clear there.  I understand that the servers have to use mtls but can your internal clients still use tcp to connect to federated partners?   I assume this is the case but I wanted to make sure.  I realize externally they have to use tls.
    Friday, January 23, 2009 3:41 PM
  • Yes, even if your clients are connected via TCP you can still federate with other organizations as long as all your server certificates are in order.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:04 AM
  • You just have to configure the Front-End servers to listen on TCP5060 as by default OCS only communicates with clients via TLS over TCP5061.  This is configured on the General tab of the server's Front-End properties.


    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:35 AM