Information Technologies Insfrastructure

New Campus Firewall Deployment 1/1/04

Effective January 1, 2004, the DotCIO Information Technologies Insfrastructure Department will be implementing a new campus firewall which will improve overall performance of offnet connectivity, and provide further protection against Internet worms and viruses.

At that time, the firewall policy will be changed such that all inbound UDP connections will be blocked by default. Outbound UDP connections will be allowed by default. Any server application that is using UDP as transport method will not be accessible from off campus users. This is similar to the current policy that all inbound TCP connections are blocked by default.

As is currently the case with TCP, exceptions for servers will be granted on a case-by-case basis. For information about requesting firewall changes please see http://www.rpi.edu/dept/tele/policies/firewall.html.



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