Windows Thread, opening ports on the server??? in Technical; i have been asked to open port 443 on our server to allow our networked photocopier to send data back ...
12th September 2008, 11:26 AM #1
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???
12th September 2008, 11:29 AM #2
it's your firewall they'll need open.
Do you run this internally or through your LEA?
12th September 2008, 11:31 AM #3
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.
12th September 2008, 01:44 PM #4
12th September 2008, 02:39 PM #5
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.
12th September 2008, 02:42 PM #6
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.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
12th September 2008, 02:44 PM #7
12th September 2008, 06:17 PM #8
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?
Originally Posted by Admiral208
13th September 2008, 07:16 PM #9
Agreed. We have to open ports through our LEA for this kinda thing - takes ages to go through!
13th September 2008, 07:52 PM #10
Do they charge you? Some LEA's charge £200 a port.
Originally Posted by richardharris
13th September 2008, 09:04 PM #11
From what i've heard - no (i'm not the NM) - it just takes ages to go through!!!!
13th September 2008, 09:15 PM #12
Most new photocopiers auto-order toner, and inform the company of any components that will be needing servicing soon.
Originally Posted by Sylv3r
14th September 2008, 10:28 AM #13
14th September 2008, 12:44 PM #14
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.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
14th September 2008, 06:06 PM #15
- Rep Power
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?
Originally Posted by Michael
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