I recently enabled SSL on the Groupwise Messenger to experiment chatting
with some of our outside users. Is it possible to open port 8300 on the
firewall and communicate via the server's outside IP address?

If so, are there any downsides to doing this? Also, what is the real-
world possibility/chance of someone port scanning our server for Groupwise
email or IM? As of now, I do not currently enforce SSL on Groupwise
Remote sessions or WebAccess.