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Bug 32273 - Transparent Proxy for NetMeeting
Summary: Transparent Proxy for NetMeeting
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: voip herd (OBSOLETE)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-29 07:54 UTC by Marcelo Mustafa Murad
Modified: 2005-12-10 05:10 UTC (History)
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Description Marcelo Mustafa Murad 2003-10-29 07:54:14 UTC
In short, the proxy lets you run NetMeeting sessions through a firewall.

NetMeeting and firewalls do not really mix. The problem is that NetMeeting uses a complex set of protocols (H323) that require it to be able to negotiate the use of arbitrary TCP and UDP ports in both directions. Such behaviour is difficult for a firewall to support in a secure way, because it has no knowledge of which ports are being used, and why. Things get even worse if the firewall has to do address translation.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-10 05:10:42 UTC
Last upstream release is 2 1/2 years old.