this should be a really simple one:
In Advanced Windows Firewall on Windows Server 2008+, Properties > Advanced, what does "Edge Traversal" mean?
I Googled it, of course, and was unable to come up with a concrete answer, and I was especially shocked to see the following on Thomas Schinder's blog:
The Edge traversal option is an interesting one, because it’s not documented very well. Here’s what the Help file says:
“Edge traversal This indicates whether edge traversal is enabled (Yes) or disabled (No). When edge traversal is enabled, the application, service, or port to which the rule applies is globally addressable and accessible from outside a network address translation (NAT) or edge device.”
What do you think this might mean? We can make services available across a NAT device by using port forwarding on the NAT device in front of the server. Could this have something to do with IPsec? Could it have something to do with NAT-T? Could it be that the Help file writer for this feature didn’t know either, and made something up that represented a tautology?
I don’t know what this does, but if I find out, I’ll make sure to include this information in my blog.
If this guy doesn't know, who does?!
We're having difficulty connecting to a VPN as soon the machine is on the other side of a router, and I was wondering if this might help? So I'm pretty keen to hear a proper description of what "Edge Traversal" does!