Open specific Firewall port

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jawaltz
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Open specific Firewall port

Post by jawaltz » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi-

I am trying to open Firewall port 7670. How do I do that with Murus? Or without?

I have modified my pf.conf file, without success.

Thanks,

jw

hany
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Re: Open specific Firewall port

Post by hany » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:20 pm

I am trying to open Firewall port 7670.
I'm sorry but this makes no sense to me :)
What you mean by "trying to open"?
Firewalls are used to filter ports, not to open ports.
To open a port you have actually to run a service that listens to it or a client that uses it to make a connection.

Assuming you are running a service on port 7670 and you want to set an inbound policy for that port using Murus then you have to create a Murus custom service using that port, then assign this service to Managed Inbound Services and then set its rules as explained in Murus manual and tutorials.

jawaltz
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Re: Open specific Firewall port

Post by jawaltz » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:51 pm

This is the message I get from the FAQ:

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My firewall is preventing me from connecting to BSW. How do I fix this?
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First you should be familiar with your Firewall software. Configuration tools can usually be used to enable individual programs like BSW. The BrettspielWelt.exe file should be permitted through the firewall. If not, port 7670 should be opened manually.
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I'm working from a Mac, so running BrettspielWelt.exe is not an option.

I have tried several things to solve it, but I haven't been successful. So I turned to Murus.

Thanks.

hany
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Re: Open specific Firewall port

Post by hany » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:55 pm

This is the message I get from the FAQ:
which FAQ? FAQ for what?
My firewall is preventing me from connecting to BSW. How do I fix this?
what's BSW?

Sorry but everything sounds so confusing :)
If your firewall (whatever it is and wherever it is in you network) is blocking something then Murus is not the solution, because you are adding another firewall. Probably you have to check your router settings.

jawaltz
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Re: Open specific Firewall port

Post by jawaltz » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:05 pm

BSW is this:

http://www.brettspielwelt.de

It's a site for playing board games online.

It says I need to poke a particular hole through my firewall.

I altered my pf.conf file, which is what I thought I had to do, in order to solve that problem.

A scan of my ports reveals no open port 7670.

I thought Murus might have been a way of doing that...

That is the natural history of my original posting.

Thanks,

jw

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