ICQ through Cisco Pix Firewall?

I am wondering if anyone can help me use ICQ through a firewall at work.  I could use it even after it was in for a bit but now it's just not connecting at all.
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treyjeffAsked:
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Tim HolmanCommented:
You need to assign a static port within ICQ, otherwise it will try to use whatever it feels like (I think ?).
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Haps13Commented:
Do you have access to the firewall configuration yourself or does someone else manage that?
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treyjeffAuthor Commented:
Cisco actually manages it.
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treyjeffAuthor Commented:
Cisco keeps the passwords and manages it so we can't alter things ourselves.  
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Haps13Commented:
Perhaps they have changed the allowed ports to standard web ports

80=http
25&110=Smtp&pop3
21=ftp

etc.  These are standard ports that you don't need to block.  For secur5ity reasons other ports are blocked.  ICQ uses ports 4000-4030.  If the router had previously been set up to allow data to pass thru these ports and has recently had it's security beefed up they might have changed that.

Seeing as you can't get in yourself about the only thing you can do is to contact to CISCO to check to see if those ports are allowed and if they are not to allow them.

Gordon
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LermitteCommented:
Go here and download the FAQ for Firewalls

http://www.icq.com/support/

Mario
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treyjeffAuthor Commented:
Mario, do you not think I have been there already?  Gordon, what you've said is the case.  Can ICQ packets be routed to other ports?
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LermitteCommented:
In the FAQ there say's that you can connect ICQ to every port that you want. You must open the port on the proxy and configure the port in ICQ we use it here...and I have find it in the FAQ's on the ICQ page...

So im disappointed that you have rejected my answer :-(

Mario
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LermitteCommented:
BTW I will change it but we use it on port 8002 :-)

Mario
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BlowjobCommented:
Mario is a ashhole...a ashhole
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Haps13Commented:
But what you forgot Mario is that he can't configure the proxy which in this case is his firewall.  If he could why wouldn't he just allow ICQ's default ports as opposed to setting them up on different ports.

Gordon
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Haps13Commented:
Treyjeff:

I'm pretty sure you can't redirect the ports from your workstation like you would want too.  I would like to be able to do that too as I can't use ICQ at work either.  There may be a way but I don't know of one.

Gordon
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LermitteCommented:
Thanks for the comment blowjob...

I don't have tested it here but what if he set the port the same as the WWW port..normal 80 (80 is normal a open port) not here :-)

Mario

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Haps13Commented:
what if he set the port the same as
                      the WWW port..normal 80 (80 is normal a open port)

Set this where?  My understanding is the only thing he has access to configure is ICQ itself.  If he tries to set ICQ to use the servers icq.mirabilis.com on port 80 they won't connect even if he had no firewall restrictions.

Gordon
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LermitteCommented:
So we will work on the setting from ICQ... Go to preferences in ICQ; ICQ Icon...Connection...

Please list here how the settings are... Dont use socks...use dynamical (fefault setting) What if you run the firewall check???

Mario
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treyjeffAuthor Commented:
I have not tried setting a range of ports yet but could, will try at work tomorrow.
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sverreCommented:
Does the firewall support socks?
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sverreCommented:
Otherwise, check out WebIcq at http://www.webicq.com/
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treyjeffAuthor Commented:
i don't even know if it supports socks.  As for webicq, I don't like it it's too slow :)  So far Ive been stuck using Yahoo messenger.
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treyjeffAuthor Commented:
I downloaded ICQProxy from www.icqproxy.com and it works fine now :)
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ianBCommented:
Hi,

I am answering this question so it can be saved as a PAQ. I have refunded the points back to your account.

Ian
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