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Old 08-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by penguin3107 View Post
No, that's not correct.

Sonic OS will allow you to specify TCP(6) or UDP(17) when assigning port numbers to services.

When you make a firewall rule, if you specify WAN --> LAN, then you've created an Inbound rule. (Not necessary for BES)

If you specify LAN --> WAN, then you've made an Outbound rule. (Needed for BES)

The only change you need to make to your firewall is an Outbound rule that allows your BES server to communicate outbound from LAN to WAN over port 3101 TCP. That's it.
I figured out the problem anyways... thanks...

The issue wasn't with the firewall as I had a sneaky suspecision. It was with Rogers, they changed their data plans around so there is now a BIS and BES data plan. BIS data plan users can not connected BES servers or anything but BIS email servers...

Rogers has also not ramped up their data plans for their BES clients, so its possible that when the Bold comes out companies will still have to pay full price for their data plans while BIS users will be able to get 6GB data for $30 per month! (no joke)

BES only has 7MB, 25MB and 1GB data plans...

BIS has all the way up to 6GB.

1GB BES data plans are $100 per month, 6GB BIS data plan is $30 per month.

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