Need to open up my firewall for access to a server, how do I do that?

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
One of those things i have never had to do:

I am running an 'untangle' server behind a firewall in a company that has a live IP address on their internet connection.

I now need to "open up" so that a technician can connect remotely to this machine.

how do I "Open" the firewall for that purpose?

Is this when i create a route?

Firewall is 'NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Firewall FVS336GV2'
Question by:somewhereinafrica
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    You will need to create an inbound rule on the NetGear firewall.  You can find the directions to do this on page 50 of the reference manual (

    To create a new inbound service rule in the LAN WAN Rules screen:
    1. Click Add under the Inbound Services table to display the Add LAN WAN Inbound
    Service screen.
    2. Configure the parameters based on the descriptions in Table 4-4 on page 46.
    3. Click Apply to save your changes and reset the fields on this screen. The new rule will
    be listed in the Inbound Services table.

    I am unsure if there is a specific port Untangle uses, but if you are running this on a Windows 2008 server and looking for RDP access, then it would be port 3389

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