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Session Initialization

During initialization of an instant messaging session between client and server, client requests can only be received on an appliance, but no responses can be sent back. As long as this is the case, the IM.Message.CanSendBack property will have false as its value when used in a rule.

We recommend that you do not implement any blocking rules with regard to session initialization, unless you want to block instant messaging traffic completely. You should also allow required helper connections, which are typically DNS requests or HTTP transfers.

Restrictions that you implement, for example, allowing only authenticated users, should rather apply to traffic going on during the session itself, such as chat messages and file transfers.

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