opening ports for server

Hello gents,

I am at a customer site and they have a server in the internal zone, the network has Cisco ASA firewall.

They have a developer and on the server he wants to open ports 7000-7200, Do I use the Cisco ASA to open these ports ? or is this done on the server only.

I am not sure how to address this I need clarity on such type of requests from clients,

SR ZakNetwork Solutions Asked:
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KimputerIT ManagerCommented:
If it's for the internal use, and only LAN users need it, mostly it's just opening those ports on the Windows Server Firewall.
In some cases, the CISCO firewall still needs this rule as well.

If it's meant to be reached from the internet, you definitely need to do BOTH the server and the CISCO.
If there's a routed modem before the CISCO, you have to set it there too.

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Alex GreenProject Systems EngineerCommented:
Well that depends, is he wanting access to the internet over those ports? If he wants it to go out to the internet then yes, if not do it on the windows firewall.

I'm not commenting on if it's a good idea or not.
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
hmm, a developer wants to open ports.. sounds suspicious. Do you have documented requirements for doing so?
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
my questions to him is if they server is accessible from outside using whatever app ? does he want NATting done? The list of ports,

Frankly speaking these developers just think networking just happens automatically.
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