BES Express, Netscreen 5XT & firewall ports

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am using the BBSRPtest.exe utility and getting error # 10060, which is a connectivity issue according to the Knowledge Base. I understand I need to poke a hole in the firewall for outgoing TCP 3101. Nothing I can find identifies the source port though. Is it also 3101? If BBSRPtext.exe is just trying to ping then that would be the issue, since the previous admin has the Netscreen configured to not even allow ping replies....really idiotic IMO but I'm not familiar enough with Netscreens to change it. What exactly needs to be done with relation to the firewall? Do I need to NAT incoming 3101 directly back to the BES Express box? Thanks.
Question by:Dial_tone
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to open 3101 for TCP for both outgoing an incoming.  That should do has nothing to do with ping.  You also don't need to NAT it.

    Author Comment

    I wanted ping mostly so I could test the connection. There's another firewall issue that I don't want to get into right now.
    In any case the source ports aren't mentioned anywhere that I can see, however after opening things a little more loosely I seem to have the problem licked. Thanks again. You've been a big help.
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    Expert Comment

    Most firewalls let you set up access rules, based on both custom settings (Protocol...TCP/UDP/ICMP and ports)....and on standard services, such as smtp,DNS, FTP, HTTP......and Ping.  Ping is port 0 and port 8 on ICMP.
    Good luck
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    Expert Comment

    Keep in mind that many of the servers you try to ping on the Net will be blocking pings as a security measure.....for instance, you can ping not

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