Binfer 6 Port & Firewall Configuration
For the Binfer 6 application to function properly, external networks must be able to connect to the server. This includes port and firewall requirements.
- Port: The Binfer 6 Service needs a port on the system to be reserved for file transfers. A few important notes to remember are:
- The chosen port should not be within the dynamic port range. Port 8080 is the recommended port.
- The chosen port cannot be used by any other service on the system.
- Firewall: Firewall settings must:
- Allow inbound and outbound traffic for the selected port.
- Allow both http and https connections for the selected port.
- Allow outbound HTTP connections via port 443 to the following domain:
- NOTE: We recommend whitelisting the entire Binfer domain via the wildcard option, which entails replacing “www” with “*” as see below:
To allow external clients and networks to connect to the internal machine where the Binfer 6 server is installed, a network firewall rule must be created. An example configuration is as follows:
- Example IP and Port
- Example Private IP: 192.000.0.00
- Example Port: 8080
- Example Public IP: 188.8.131.52
- In this example, a rule should forward all traffic (two way) on public IP port 8080 to the internal Binfer server on 192.000.0.00 port 8080. If there is no firewall but there is an IIS server on the public IP, a reverse proxy rule will work as well.
- See IIS example: https://www.binfer.com/help/enterprise-help/enterprise-sync-help/installation-help-es/deploy-behind-iis/.
- As an example, the proxy rule can forward traffic to “datatransfer.YOURCOMPANY.com” to 192.000.0.00:8080
- If updating domain and port values on an existing Binfer 6 server installation, the domain and port values set earlier will need to be cleared and replaced once the mapping is complete. This can be done in SETTTINGS>NETWORK.
- NOTE: It is strongly recommended that a domain name/subdomain name be used instead of the actual public IP. An existing domain can be used, which will allow for easier portability should the server ever need to be moved to another location in the future.
PROPER SETUP CONFIRMATION
To confirm the ports have been opened and the firewall has been configured correctly, follow the below connection verification instructions after the installation of the Binfer 6 server:
- In the Binfer 6 management console, go to “SETTINGS>NETWORK” and copy the “Test URL”
- Paste the test URL into the internet browser of an outside device.
- You are good to proceed if you see text in the browser that says “Binfer is On” along with a time stamp. If you do not see this, your port is not open.