Firewall blocking ps3 media server

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  1. kusiobache

    kusiobache Registered Member

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    Hi,

    My firewall is blocking my PS3 Media server. I'm sure if I find what ports the media server needs in order to work and open them up I should be fine, but does anybody know an easier way? Maybe a way to make the program have permission to do whatever it wants?

    Thanks
    -Kusiobache
     
  2. Marcos

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    Please enable logging of blocked connections in the IDS setup, reproduce the issue and then paste the relevant records from your firewall log here.
     
  3. Marc05

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    PS3 Media Server uses java. Give the media server complete access in your firewall and do the same for java in system32 (syswow64 if using 64 bit) and in program files (including javaw.exe).
     
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  5. kusiobache

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    It spent 10 seconds from when I started the application to when it said it cannot establish a connection, so I filtered the log to show only those 10 seconds. Here's what I got.

    11/5/2011 2:06:59 PM No usable rule found 192.168.2.11:55848 255.255.255.255:19540 UDP System
    11/5/2011 2:06:54 PM No usable rule found 192.168.2.11:55848 255.255.255.255:19540 UDP System
    11/5/2011 2:06:51 PM Communication denied by rule 127.0.0.1:52650 127.0.0.1:2869 TCP Block incoming ICSLAP (UPNP) requests for System System

    Your suggestion makes sense so I tried it, but it still didn't work... It is probably just that I did something wrong. Maybe I'll post a screen shot of what I allowed later on (I allowed the PMS application, for all ports, and all the java applications that existed (java, javaw, and javaws), in both program files and syswow64

    Wow, that isn't the port forwarding solution that I had seen before, thank you! However, I am hoping for a way that allows me to not have to turn off dns poisoning protection. =/ If I can't find one I'll go this route though.
     
  6. Marcos

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    Make sure that you have the option "Allow UPnP for system services in the Trusted zone" enabled in the IDS setup.
     
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