How can I get Firewall manufacturers to recognize my application?

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
and stop them saying "block access on all ports (recommended)" or some such statement when users launch the appliaction? Is there a certificate that I need to apply for?

Many thanks
Question by:Rmocherla
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    Getting an "official" port number from the IANA does no mean that the firewall manufactures will include any special handling for your application, though it is a good first step.

    Most firewall vendors have API's for reconfiguring the firewall to handle an application. You'll need to contact the vendors, google, etc. for more information.
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    that is true, even well know apps have to hae the firewall configured

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