Solved

ISA Firewall client blocks connection to SQL Server

Posted on 2006-06-27
5
434 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Dear Experts,

I lost myself serching for the cure to connect my internal user to SQL Server through ISA Firewall Client. I am using ISA 2000 on the server. The point is that user's machine has two NIC's. One has LAT address and the other one has other subnet address wher SQL resides. I can ping SQL server. I can browse shared folders on it. But I can not telnet port 1433. If I disable Firewall client, I can get SQL server (even port 1433). And my application is connected successfully. If I turn it back on I gives me error, saying SQL server is unavailable or access denied. I tried to set [appl_file_exe_name] Disable=0 so that Firewall does not deal with it at all. Still I get the same error. I tried to set [appl_file_exe_name] RemoteTcpPorts=1433. Still no success.

If you have any ideas, please share it
I appreciate your help very much.

Looking forward to hearing from you  
0
Comment
Question by:Terrible_macro
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Keith Alabaster
ID: 16998632
The isa client is sending all traffic, web and socks, to the ISA server. If you check your isa logs you will see the deny errors listed in the fw log. Create a rule on ISA allowing internal to internal comms for the sql traffic.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Terrible_macro
ID: 16998875
Guys,

Thanks, but I have alredy found solution. The problem was with understanding LAT and ISA. The point is that ISA client checks IP queries with LAT, received from ISA server. If it does not find IP it routes request to ISA server. In my case, I did not put local SQL server subnet to LAT. When user opens application to receive data from SQL server it makes request to IP address from other subnet. ISA client looks for this IP in LAT. It can not find it there so it transfers it to ISA server. ISA server processes the request as external, but it can not find the IP address (because no routing is set on the server: host unreachable). Then ISA server returns to client "connection failed". I added SQL server subnet to ISA LAT so that requests to SQL server ip address avoid being sent to ISA server.

Again,
Sorry for bothering you guys.
Hope I can share my solution with other people.
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Keith Alabaster
ID: 17003806
It is a requirement for the LAT on the ISA to have ALL addresses that it (ISA server) can access through its internal interface.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
DarthMod earned 0 total points
ID: 17183020
PAQed with points refunded (250)

DarthMod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Do you have a windows based Checkpoint SmartCenter for centralized Checkpoint management?  Have you ever backed up the firewall policy residing on the SmartCenter?  If you have then you know the hassles of connecting to the server, doing an upgrade_…
The DROP (Spamhaus Don't Route Or Peer List) is a small list of IP address ranges that have been stolen or hijacked from their rightful owners. The DROP list is not a DNS based list.  It is designed to be downloaded as a file, with primary intention…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now