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    SmoothWall and Skype

    Hi Guys / Girls / Aliens

    Can anyone tell me the correct proxy settings for Skype and SmoothWall? We're getting complaints from some of our boarding students that they can connect to Skype but they can't talk to anyone, either via messaging or voice chat.

    We are using SSL login authentication, and during testing, and understanding the way SSL login works, leaving the Skype proxy settings as per the picture seems to do the job, and the test chat works and calls to my Skype account seem to work.

    Any advice would be gratefully received!

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    Have you got any SSL security on, like certificate checking? That can tend to break things!
    We're looking at ways to allow skype without letting the world and his dawg free access to the interwebs. Hard, it is, though.

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    I don't think we have SSL security on, where would I find that setting?

    And yes, tell me about it. Skype is the most used, most annoying program I've ever come across. In its attempts to not be blocked by ISP's, it just latches on to random ports each time someone tries to connect! You can't even force it to use a particular port. Complete 'mare to allow and block all at the same time...

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    "Per group settings" - check certificates is probably on... it is the default as its a great defence against ssl anonymisers.

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    Found it thanks. I've switched it off for now.

    Will see how that goes and report back.

    Cheers Tom.

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    We have Skype running with very minor tweaks although this may just be for authenticated users. I'll try and remember to check.

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    That would be appreciated as our boarders (apparently) can't voice chat at the moment.

    Sigh. Flippin Skype...

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    Is there any update to this? Has anyone been able to allow Skype through Smoothwall?

    I'm trying it now.

    Thanks.

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    It is possible, it just opens up a lot of other holes for stuff to tunnel through. We are working on ways to recognise skype and allow it, but the protocol is very unfriendly to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    "Per group settings" - check certificates is probably on... it is the default as its a great defence against ssl anonymisers.
    This got skype working for me. Just allowed for staff.

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