[DAS] Opening Ports and security Issues?

Ewan Birney birney@ebi.ac.uk
Thu, 3 Jan 2002 18:24:29 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Cheung, Foo wrote:

> Hi all
> With the security set up here and the DAS Viewers I have to get the IT
> department to open ports every time I have to connect to a new DAS provider.
> I have been told that this is a major security issue.

DAS works solely off http requests so assumming you can web browse you
should be able to see DAS servers - ie, the ports should be open across
your firewall anyway ----

  ---- hmmm ---- I guess if your firewall is proxying this wont work as
well. Should DAS work through proxies? 

I am sure Lincoln or Thomas should know the answer to this....

> Any thoughts on this or any solutions ?
> I would be grateful for any comments
> Thanks in advance
> Foo 
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