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.

If you have a registered computer on the wired network at CSE then you can open selected ports using CSE's User Firewall controls.

However, It's generally better to leave your computer blocked from the outside world and access it over a VPN connection.

Last edited by jbc 09/04/2018

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