> Has anyone examined the risks associated with the RealAudio application
> which offers real-time audio to users, but requires that the firewall
> open UDP ports 6970 through 7170 and TCP port 7070?
> The URL is http://brinkley.realaudio.com/
I searched all the web pages they had available, and couln't find
ANYTHING useful for evaluating the critter. No rfc references, no
protocol or standards, nothing.
I sent them mail saying I was evaluating their stuff, but that I couldn't
finish it until I had something to review. I commented that their firewall
page was useless. 'Tell you sys admins to open the door for you.' HA!
With the lack of information I'm less likely to allow ANYTHING of theirs
> One other thing: users download the application by clicking on a web page.
> This makes it remarkably easy for users to get it and be "all set as soon
> as those firewall people stop blocking this great thing".
Yup. REAL easy. Makes me REAL nervous about letting them have access.
> Does anybody know about a proxy for this creature?
> Preferably with strong authentication for information sources?
Does anybody have ANYTHING on what this thing does, how it does it,
how big a bandwidth hog it is going to be, etc., etc., etc.?
sys admin and VSA in a previous life.
(If I tell you what VSA means, I'd have to...
John G. Thompson jgt10 @
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