Public IP Requirements for A/V Edge


So a few people get nervous when you tell them your going to need a publicly routable IP when implementing the OCS A/V Edge role for external A/V Conferencing.  Then you tell them they'll need to open up 10,000 high ports, and you can see the blood drain from their faces.  🙂

Well it's not all bad news.  If you understand how the protocols work the risk really isn't that high.

Chad Lacy has a great post discussing the security that is wrapped around the A/V Edge role, check them out here...

http://blogs.technet.com/chlacy/archive/2007/12/21/a-v-edge-server-load-balancer-still-need-public-ip-address.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/chlacy/archive/2008/03/12/a-v-edge-and-publicly-routable-ip-addresses-part-ii.aspx


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