Hosting Chat Communities

Enable the Masking of IP Addresses and DNS Names

Direct client attacks occur when a chat client launches an attack on another client. A user who knows the IP address of another client can send large amounts of data directly through the Internet to flood that client's modem connection. You can reduce the likelihood of direct client attacks by masking a portion of each user's IP address or DNS host name.

To mask a portion of each user's IP address or DNS host name:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Create a user class for the chat community where you want to mask IP addresses or DNS names, or select an existing user class and modify it.
  3. Navigate to the Classes folder.

    Chat Communities

    1. Chat_community_name
    2. Classes
  4. Right-click Classes, and then click Properties.
  5. Click the Access tab.
  6. Select the Hide class members' IP addresses and DNS names check box.

Related Topics

Attack Protection Create a User Class