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    opening ports on the server???

    i have been asked to open port 443 on our server to allow our networked photocopier to send data back to the manufacturer.

    i said "ok, thats no problem". now i have realised that i dont know how to do it!!

    Can someone help me???

    thanks

    James

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    it's your firewall they'll need open.

    Do you run this internally or through your LEA?

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    You shouldn't really have a firewall on your server and port 443 is enabled by default. To prove a point, visit any banking website (which are typically secure). If it displays https:// this means it is using SSL port 443. Unsecure traffic of course uses port 80.

    If the photocopier is unable to send information, you may need to specify proxy settings (if you use a proxy server), or it may (for some reason) be blocked/filtered by your LA.

    If you can view secure webpages through a browser, then I would gamble and say the problem is configuration related to the photocopier.

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    copier

    What copier is it ???

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    I wouldn’t open any ports to any devices on the main network because of the security risk. I only allow ports to be forwarded on machines that are in a DMZ.

    @Admiral208 more info here - Demilitarized zone (computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Last edited by FN-GM; 12th September 2008 at 02:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I wouldn’t open any ports to any devices on the main network because of the security risk. I only allow ports to be forwarded on machines that are in a DMZ.
    Although as this seems to be outgoing only to a simple https address then via proxy or an allow out for the device on the firewall will be fine.

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    mis-read it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    i have been asked to open port 443 on our server to allow our networked photocopier to send data back to the manufacturer.

    i said "ok, thats no problem". now i have realised that i dont know how to do it!!

    Can someone help me???

    thanks

    James
    Just wondering what advantages you have sending data back to the photocopier company? Is this just for statistics or for them to put together a bill due to the number of copies printed etc?

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    Agreed. We have to open ports through our LEA for this kinda thing - takes ages to go through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardharris View Post
    Agreed. We have to open ports through our LEA for this kinda thing - takes ages to go through!
    Do they charge you? Some LEA's charge £200 a port.

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    From what i've heard - no (i'm not the NM) - it just takes ages to go through!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    Just wondering what advantages you have sending data back to the photocopier company? Is this just for statistics or for them to put together a bill due to the number of copies printed etc?
    Most new photocopiers auto-order toner, and inform the company of any components that will be needing servicing soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Do they charge you? Some LEA's charge £200 a port.
    My god, they chrage you that much for flicking a switch!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Do they charge you? Some LEA's charge £200 a port.
    We were charged £100 and 2 points for opening a port to our mail server. It took them about 6 weeks and loads of chasing up from me to get it done that quickly (RM). What a joke! I could do it in about 10 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    You shouldn't really have a firewall on your server ...
    How come? I'm guessing the firewall should be sitting between your network and the internet, rather than being taken care of on individual pcs?

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