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I have a server running Windows Server 2008 and I need to configure the firewall if possible to only allow access from a few specified IP addresses, any other IP addresses will get rejected unless accessing via port 80, where any IP address can access a website.

It is because I am using NCH Broadcam streaming media server, and currently Port 86 streams the media from the servers IP address (e.g. 1.2.3.4:86) - so I want any access to the server at port 86 to only stream media to whitelisted IP address - any non whitelist IP's will get nothing on port 86.

thanks.

  • List the firewall rules you have in place. – slybloty Jun 28 '14 at 15:00
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Setup an inbound firewall rule and set these settings:

  • Protocols and Ports list the port(s) number
  • Scope tab list the Remote IP addresses you will allow the connection from
  • Make sure the rule applies to the appropriate profiles: Domain, Private, or Public
  • Ensure you have permissions, if you need any, under the Users tab
  • Restart the Firewall service after creating the rules

Inbound rules handle other machines accessing your computer. Since you are running a server you have to tell the Firewall that outsiders are allowed to connect to it.
Outbound rules determine which programs are allowed to use the Internet and it blocks others.

  • Thanks for your reply - I have tried this and still all IP's accessing port 86 were allowed through (?) – user2462433 Jun 27 '14 at 16:04
  • Would it be an Inbound or Outbound rule? – user2462433 Jun 27 '14 at 16:11
  • Inbound. Edited the answer. – slybloty Jun 27 '14 at 16:22
  • As I mentioned, I am using Broadcam media server, and I have tried creating the Inbound/Outbound rules so that only users coming from one specific IP address can access the media content that is streamed to their device, but regardless of having the in/out firewall rules (windows 2008 server) and ip address coming in can access the streaming media so i am stuck! – user2462433 Jun 28 '14 at 10:21

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