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Managing Outbound Traffic and Services

Note: This topic applies to the Edinburgh Release.

You use port rules to create outbound access rules which determine how outbound network traffic and services are managed, that is, whether traffic is blocked or allowed.

Note: A Unified Threat Management serial is required to manage outbound traffic. For more information, contact your Smoothwall representative.

The Smoothwall System comes with the following predefined port rules:

Predefined port rules

Description

Allow all

Allow unrestricted outbound access to the Internet.

Allow basic services

Allow services common to most user computers, including web browsing (HTTP and HTTPS) and DNS on listed ports.

Allow email services

Allow email services on listed ports.

Reject all

Reject all outbound access to the Internet except for listed ports.

Reject all P2P

Reject all peer-to-peer outbound access to the Internet on listed ports. For more information, see Managing Blocked Services .

Reject all with logging

Reject all outbound access to the Internet, except for listed ports and log the rejections.

Reject known exploits

Reject outbound access on the listed ports which are associated with many common exploits against programs and services.

Reject MS ports

Reject outbound access on the listed ports which are associated with Microsoft Windows local area networking.