[AG-TECH] Access Grid 3.0 beta1 available !

Nagykaldi, Zsolt F. (HSC) Zsolt-Nagykaldi at ouhsc.edu
Mon Jan 30 09:19:17 CST 2006

It seems that most practical problems during implementation come from firewall issues. Are you guys planning to (at least) narrow the UDP port range for VIC and RAT, or maybe (in my dreams) tunnel all audio/video traffic through a few number of ports that are usually open? I have been networking with a lot of people who are desperate to set up their nodes and they hit a brick wall every time it comes to push changes through their IT departments, who are freaking out about the idea of opening ports in such a wide range. More and more people would like to use the system via PIGs and not necessarily big institutional nodes that require weeks, if not months of negotiations and arm-twisting each time a new client is added at a new location. (The AG Connector would be really helpful, except it causes an ominous looping drop of all audio-video connections, as it has been reported before, and it is very unreliable). Extra features in v3.0 are nice, but I truly believe that the firewall/ports issue is the most significant barrier to wider adoption of the Toolkit.
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Zsolt Nagykaldi, PhD
Research Associate, Clinical IT Specialist
University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Department Of Family And Preventive Medicine
Oklahoma Center For Family Medicine Research
900 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-8000 Ext.:1-32212
Fax:     (405) 271-1682
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