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DonnEdwards

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Firewall Rules for NetTalk Server
« on: April 28, 2021, 12:56:50 AM »
I have tried to make my Windows server as secure as possible for running my NT Webserver app.

See attached Inbound and Outbound rules. How many of the Outbound rules can I disable? I am using Remote Utilities instead of RDP and a nice LONG password for the Administrator user. It is not part of any Active Directory.

The NetTalk Server rule opens TCP ports 80 and 443.

Any other advice on how to keep my Windows Server on the internet as secure as possible will be greatly appreciated. Also, are there any other considerations when hosting the server on AWS?
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Re: Firewall Rules for NetTalk Server
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 03:19:06 AM »
I can't speak to your other ports, but from the web server point of view the only ports it needs are incoming 80 and 443.
It _might_ use outgoing 443, but that depends if you are doing any webclient stuff from it. and of course outgoing email ports if you are using them.

On AWS there's an external firewall to set - but again it's just the 80 and 443 ports that need to be open, plus whatever you need to do remote access.

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Bruce