Applying for a firewall rule

(Staff and Research Students Only)

Print the firewall rule application form and return your completed form to the support office.

As adding firewall rules poses a security risk, all requests will be subject to approval by the Senior Computer Officer or Director of Facilities. In addition to this, research students will require the approval of their supervisor.

In order to request a firewall rule, you will need to know the name and IP address of the machine you want to connect to as well as the ports that you wish to connect on. You should be aware that the University site firewall blocks some incoming ports (including 25 and 80).

Firewall rule requests will only be valid for a period of 12 months and a new request will be required to be made each year.

Please note that it may take up to five working days for a firewall rule to be implemented.