Network Firewalls at UNSW
UNSW Network Blocking
For almost all computers in UNSW, the UNSW firewall blocks connections on these ports/services from outside UNSW:
- Windows Sharing and RPC - 135, 139, 445, 593, 1025
- Windows Remote Desktop - 3389
- Email - 25
- Other/Worm - 1023, 2745, 3127, 4444, 5000, 5554, 6129, 9898
Opening the firewall for these ports will require a service request to UNSW IT Services and a good justification for doing so.
Generally, a better thing would be to use a VPN connection into UNSW to access these services on the computers inside.
CSE Network Blocking
CSE runs its own firewall that blocks almost all incoming connections from external networks.
However, It's generally better to leave your computer blocked from the outside world and access it over a VPN connection.