The Mystery of the IP-HTTPS Listener, an Outlook Client and an IPv4 Only Network

image This is a very interesting blog post put together by Tom Shinder regarding a mysterious interaction they found regarding Outlook RPC/HTTP behavior when the computer was configured as a DirectAccess client. It seems that Outlook was looking at the link detection speed for the IP-HTTPS adapter instead of the link speed of the actual NIC, and then made a decision to use that link speed to determine whether or not to use RPC/HTTPS instead of MAPI/RPC.

Another interesting discussion was related to issues of an active IP-HTTPS adapter on an IPv4 only network, and how that might affect DA client behavior when a Network Location Server was not reachable.

Check it out at:

http://blogs.technet.com/edgeaccessblog/archive/2010/05/09/the-mystery-of-the-ip-https-listener-an-outlook-client-and-an-ipv4-only-network.aspx

HTH,

Deb

DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER
MVP (Enterprise Security)
“MS SECURITY”
[email protected]

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