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Add or Delete Firewall Rules

To make any of the changes outlined here, you must log in to the Client Area.

Firewall Management

1. Hover over the Cloud Control dropdown and click the Cloud Portal Link.

2. Click the Network drop-down and then click the Firewalls link to move to your Firewall Settings.

Adding Rules

Click the + icon next to the name of a FireWall to expand the full list of firewall rules already applied to this firewall. Then, click the Add Rule button on the right.

A pop-up prompt will appear with all options for the FireWall rule.

To add rules, you'll need to set the direction of the traffic the rule enforces, the protocol, IP type, Min and Max ports. Here is a brief description of each protocol:

  • Direction: The direction of the traffic that the rule applies to, incoming will be trafficked
  • inbound: to the instance, and outgoing will be trafficked from the instance.
  • Protocol: Specifies the type of traffic, ICMP, TCP, UDP
  • IP: Type: The IP type that the rule applies to IPv4 or IPv6
  • Start Port: The minimum port that the rule applies to
  • End Port: The maximum port that the rule applies to

Deleting Rules

To delete a rule, press the Delete button next to the rule.

A pop-up prompt will appear to confirm that you want to delete this rule.

Written by Hostwinds  /  January 5, 2021

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