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Enable FASP support via SSP Perimeter Servers

We recently learnt via a support ticket (as this is currently undocumented at the time of writing) that SSP is unable to route the UDP traffic used by C:D's High-Speed Add-On FASP through SSP Perimeter Servers.

This severely limits the scenarios where FASP can be used in a three-tier network architecture used by many corporate organisations.

SSP/PS should be updated to allow UDP traffic to route via the same path as standard tcp traffic. I.e.

C:D ---> MSPS ---> SSP ---> LSPS ---> C:D


C:D ---> MSPS ---> SSP ---> LSPS ---> LSPS ---> SSP ---> MSPS ---> C:D

  • Guest
  • Jun 22 2020
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

The use of FASP is not currently viable while maintaining the security of a three-tier network architecture.

Adding support opens up the use of the feature.

  • Admin
    Ryan Wood commented
    12 Aug, 2021 02:22am

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas.

    IBM has evaluated the request and has determined that it cannot be implemented at this time or does not align with our current strategy or roadmap.

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  • Guest commented
    22 Jun, 2020 12:50pm

    Addendum: Online documentation should be updated to reflect this limitation, and/or it could be made impossible to configure an SSP C:D adapter with both a FASP port-range and a remote LSPS.

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