Outbound Firewall Rules on Windows Server 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    One of my clients have raised a requirement to implement outbound firewall rules on all their servers.

    Current Environment
    The environment is built on the AWS cloud. All the servers run Windows Server 2008 Base and Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating systems. All the servers have internet access and public IP address. The inbound traffic is controlled using the Amazon firewall.

    My client's requirement is to block all the out going traffic from all the servers except the application access to the Facebook app via a proxy server. To be more precise, the application traffic through a specified port should reach only the proxy server.

    What I did
    I created the following rules in the Windows Firewall.
    Rule 1--> App access --> Via port XXXX --> allowed only to the proxy server IP XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/32
    Rule 2 --> All other access --> Via the same port XXXX ---> To be blocked to all the ip address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/0

    What was the result
    When I apply this rule, the 'Deny Rule' takes priority and blocks all the access, thereby blocking the proxy server also. When I remove the deny rule, the outbound traffic flows to all the IP address

    Solution I need
    I need to block the outbound traffic on the specified port to all the IP address except the proxy server's IP. How do I achieve this

    Please let me know your suggestions.
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:53 AM


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    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:35 PM