Opening ports for ACT on model 1841

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Feb 9th, 2006
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I am trying to open up a port to allow net users to sync a ACT database. When I make changes to the firewall and then applyu the changes I get a connection lost error. SDM lost connection to router because of a communication error. Router freezes up, no internet access and I have to power-cycle.

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nethelper Fri, 02/10/2006 - 00:42
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when you say ACT, does that mean Symantec ACT! ? What changes are you making, and which firewall do you have ?



Phillip Remaker Sat, 02/11/2006 - 09:46
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Depends on what changes yopu made to the firewall. Sounds like you applied restrictions to the interface where SDM was coming in, thereby locking SDM out.

Anyway: ACT sharing is the same as NETBIOS share management, I would recommend you use a VPN solution for that, since punching a NETBIOS hole allows anyone on the inetrnet to mount the drive, and anyone else to monitor the unencrypted NETBIOS stream.

Better to look into the VPN capabilities of the 1841.


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