This section provides additional notes about IBM
® Sametime client connectivity through a reverse proxy server.
Generally, there are no client-side configurations required to enable a Sametime
® Meeting Room client, Sametime
Recorded Meeting client, or Sametime
Connect for browsers client to connect to a Sametime
server through a reverse proxy server.
If the administrator has selected the "Enable reverse proxy discovery on client" setting and specified the "Affinity ID" setting in the Sametime
Administration Tool on the Sametime
server, the Sametime
clients should be able to programmatically detect the presence of the reverse proxy server and connect to the Sametime
server through the reverse proxy server.
If these clients must connect to the reverse proxy server through a forward (or client-side) HTTP or SOCKS proxy server, the connectivity settings (address and port) of the forward proxy server should be specified the locations noted below:
- If the Sametime client runs in a web browser that operates with the Sun Microsystems Java™ Virtual Machine (1.4.2), the forward proxy server address and port are specified in the Sun Microsystems Java Plug-in Control Panel on the user's machine. (The Java Plug-in Control Panel is available from the user's Windows® Control Panel).
- If the Sametime client runs in a web browser that operates with the native Microsoft® Virtual Machine (VM), the forward proxy server address and port are specified in the proxy configuration settings of the web browser.
Note the following about using Sametime
Connect for browsers with a reverse proxy server:
Parent topic: Sametime client connectivity and reverse proxy servers
- The Sametime Connect for browsers client loads in the user's web browser with either the "Use my Java Plug-in settings" option or the "Use my Internet Explorer Browser settings" option selected by default in the Options-Preferences-Sametime Connectivity tab. User's should not change this default setting when operating with a reverse proxy server. These connectivity settings ensure the client will make either a direct connection to the Sametime server or connect through a forward proxy server if one is defined in the web browser connectivity settings or Java Plug-in as noted above.
- The Sametime Connect for browsers client includes a "Host name" and "Port" setting in the Options-Preferences-Sametime Connectivity tab. The values in these settings are ignored when the Sametime server is configured to operate with a reverse proxy server. (In a normal Sametime deployment, these settings specify the Host name of the Sametime server to which the client should connect and the port number on which the Sametime server listens for connections from Sametime Connect clients).