How to allow a program to run as a server in Outpost?

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  1. A884126

    A884126 Registered Member

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  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Hi A884126

    Allowing a program to "act as a server" is another way of saying "allowing inbound connections". First you will need to determine which protocol, application/service and local port you want to listen on, then create your rule to allow this.

    Action: Allow
    Protocol: TCP and/or UDP depending on what you are listening for
    Direction: Inbound
    Application: service or application configured to listen on selected port
    Local Port: port # you have selected
    Local Address: your address or Any
    Remote Port: Any
    Remote Address: Any

    Not sure of the terminology used by Outpost but this guideline should work. You may want to condider if you want to log these connections as well.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  3. A884126

    A884126 Registered Member

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    Thanks so much for your precious help.

    This is one example of Outpost rules for TDS that I made. If it helps someone...

    For example if I wanted to monitor the Netbus 2.x port I would create the following rule for tds-3.exe.

    TDS-3 Netbus 2.x Monitoring
    Where protocol is TCP
    and Where the direction is Inbound
    and Where the local port is 20034
    Allow It

    Now I can make one rule that allows inbound on all of the local ports I wish to monitor, but I prefer to make a seperate rule for each inbound port. It allows me to easily control inbound communications on a per port basis, and it makes for cleaner logging. More rules means more chances to make a mistake and fewer rules means less flexibility.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2004
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