Adding port forward rules

Procedure

  1. On the NETWORK menu, under the Configuration submenu, click Port forwards.
  2. Either click Add port forward or find the rule that you want to place the new rule before or after, place your mouse cursor over the rule, click Add and then click either Rule above or Rule below.
  3. Either select the Client IP addresses port forwarded for this rule and click Add or to apply this rule to all IP addresses, leave this blank.
    • To add a new object or group directly, click Create and select the Type that you want to add, enter the Name, Address or select the Address objects and enter a descriptive Comment, and then click Add item.
    • To remove the object or group, click next to the IP address that you want to remove.
  4. From the Local IP list, select the relevant interface that requests are received on. All traffic received on this interface is port forwarded, unless Client IP addresses are specified.
  5. Select the Services to be port forwarded and click Add leave blank to include all services.
    • To add a new service or group directly, click Create and select the Type that you want to add, enter the Name, Address or select the Address objects and enter a descriptive Comment, and then click Add item.
    • To remove the object, click next to the service that you want to remove.
  6. Select the relevant Target IP addresses that traffic is forwarded to. If multiple IP addresses are selected, port forwarded traffic is load balanced across them.
    • To add a new address object or group directly, click Create, select the Type that you want to add, enter the Name and either Address or select the Address objects to add to the group, enter a descriptive Comment and click Add item.
    • To remove the object or group, click next to the IP address that you want to remove.
  7. Either enter the Target port number that traffic is forwarded to or to preserve the destination port used in the incoming packet, if applicable, leave this blank.
  8. To log all matching traffic to the Smoothwall Firewall log, select the Log connection option.
  9. To deploy intrusion prevention for traffic using this rule, select the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) option.
  10. Enter a descriptive Comment and click Save changes.

Follow-up tasks