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Re: IPS vs. Firewalls (why vs. ?)
From: Dave Piscitello <dave () corecom com>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 15:02:43 -0500

You'll love their description of how to use a proxy

"If the above is not possible, Skype versions 0.97 or later can use a HTTPS/SSL proxy. In order to do that, you have to configure the proxy address in Internet Explorer options. Then Skype will be able to use it as well."

So the world slowly adopts the notion that a proxy is a bypass tunnel not a policy enforcement mechanism

Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
Dave Piscitello wrote:
"Ideally, outgoing TCP connections to all ports (1..65535) should be opened. This option results in Skype working most 
reliably. This is only necessary for your Skype to be able to connect to the Skype network and will not make your network any 
less secure."

I wonder if the spyware vendors give them stock options?

mjr.

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