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Working with Port Groups

Note: This topic applies to the Hearst Release.

You can create and edit named groups of TCP/UDP ports for use throughout the Smoothwall. Creating port groups significantly reduces the number of rules needed and makes rules more flexible.

A port group contains a number of named ports, port ranges, or both. For example, you can create a port group to make a single port forward to multiple ports and modify which ports are in the group without having to recreate the rules that use it. In this way you could easily add a new service to all your DMZ servers.