Category: How to: Manage Custom Port Access Rules for Firewall

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Manage Firewall Rules

The following procedures explain how to manage custom port access rules. You can add new open ports, and edit, close, or delete existing ports.

Procedure – Add a Port:

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Firewall menu item.
  3. Locate the Port Access section.
  4. Type in the port number you wish to open in the textbox beneath the Port column.
  5. Open or Close the following four options: TCP In, TCP Out, UDP In, and UDP Out.
  6. Click the Add button.
  7. You will see the following message at the top of the screen: The following port was added:

Procedure – Open a Port:

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Firewall menu item.
  3. Locate the Port Access section.
  4. You will see a list of all the ports that are currently open in some state or another, with four drop-down lists corresponding to TCP In, TCP Out, UDP In, and UDP Out.
  5. Choose Open for the protocols you wish to open. For example, if you wish to open incoming and outgoing TCP choose Open for both drop-down lists.
  6. Select Commit Changes from the drop-down list at the bottom of the table.
  7. You will see the following message at the top of the screen: Ports configuration updated:

Procedure – Close a Port:

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Firewall menu item.
  3. Locate the Port Access section.
  4. You will see a list of all the ports that are currently open in some state or another, with four drop-down lists corresponding to TCP In, TCP Out, UDP In, and UDP Out.
  5. Choose Closed for the protocols you wish to close. For example, if you wish to close incoming and outgoing UDP choose Closed for both drop-down lists.
  6. Select Commit Changes from the drop-down list at the bottom of the table.
  7. You will see the following message at the top of the screen: Ports configuration updated:
Setting all four options to Closed essentially deletes the port.

Procedure – Delete a Port:

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Firewall menu item.
  3. Locate the Port Access section.
  4. You will see a list of all the ports that are currently open in some state or another, with a checkbox next to each.
  5. Mark the checkboxes for the ports you would like to delete. You may also click [ Check All ] to select all the ports with a single click.
  6. Select Delete from the drop-down list at the bottom of the table.
  7. You will see the following message at the top of the screen: Ports deleted from configuration:
The NodeWorx interface will always display a default list of commonly used ports. Deleting a commonly used port will not remove it from the table, but instead show the port as closed across all four options.
Citation Source: APFFirewallIP ManagementPorts
Nov 15, 2012, 5:54 pmBy: InterWorx
How to: Manage Custom Port Access Rules for Firewall
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