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Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 16, 2012 8:53 UTC (Tue) by job (guest, #670)
In reply to: Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing by Richard_J_Neill
Parent article: Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

You're not supposed to "work around" a company firewall. That would defeat its purpose. You're supposed to open holes in it.


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Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 16, 2012 12:22 UTC (Tue) by marcH (subscriber, #57642) [Link]

Company firewalls are not supposed to make your job incredibly harder while adding very little security either. Yet that's how many are configured.

So to get your job done you can either:
- convince your network admin team, or
- work around your company firewall.

Guess which one people tend to pick. It's not just people: why do you think every protocol is now HTTP-based? To work around company firewalls.

Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 16, 2012 14:21 UTC (Tue) by Richard_J_Neill (subscriber, #23093) [Link]

> So to get your job done you can either:
> - convince your network admin team, or
> - work around your company firewall.

In this case, we had the official support of the admin people, who were happy in terms of policy to enable SIP, but couldn't actually do it. The firewall in question (Checkpoint) "didn't support SIP"! I couldn't believe it either.


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