What Ports do I need to open on my Firewall?

August 20, 2008 by Curtis Johnstone

The first question often asked when exposing OCS functionality to the Internet is “what ports do I need to open on my firewall?”.

The answer depends on which Edge functionality (and the associated Role), being exposed to the Internet. Below is a concise recap of the default Ports that need to be opened to expose specific OCS functionality to remote users (on the Internet).

Edge Role

Functionality

External F/W Port

Internal F/W Port

Protocol

Reverse Proxy

Address Book, File Download, etc…

443

443

HTTP(S)

Access

Remote IM and Presence, Federation, Public IM

443, 5061

5061

SIP/MTLS

Web Conferencing

External Web Conf Participation

443

8057

PSOM/MTLS

Audio/Video Conferencing

External A/V Conf Participation

443, 3478, 50,000-59,999

443, 5062, 3478

STUN

Chapter 2.3 of the Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Edge Server Deployment Guide provides more detail, including the associated Firewall policies.

Author: Thomas Faddegon

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