Note: This topic applies to the Hearst Release.
This section provides guidance about how to enter suitable values for frequently required configuration settings.
An IP address defines the network location of a single network host. The following format is used:
An IP address range defines a sequential range of network hosts, from low to high. IP address ranges can span subnets. For example:
A network or subnet range defines a range of IP addresses that belong to the same network. The format combines an arbitrary IP address and a network mask, and can be entered in two ways:
A netmask defines a network or subnet range when used in conjunction with an arbitrary IP address. Some pages allow a network mask to be entered separately for ease of use. Examples:
A Service or Port identifies a particular communication port in numeric format. For ease of use, a number of well known services and ports are provided in Service drop-down lists. To use a custom port number, choose the User defined option from the drop-down list and enter the numeric port number into the adjacent User defined field. Examples:
A 'Port range' can be entered into most User defined port fields, in order to describe a sequential range of communication ports from low to high. The following format is used:
Almost every configurable aspect of the Smoothwall can be assigned a descriptive text comment. This feature is provided so that administrators can record human-friendly notes against configuration settings they implement.
Comments are entered in the Comment fields and displayed alongside saved configuration information.