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In order to get the BitShares client connecting on linux I had to create firewall rules for ports 1776.

But that is not enough. It seems that to bootstap the connection a random port is used before the client settles to port 1776.
I'm not great with network admin and need help. At the moment I have to momentarily turn the firewall off/on in order for the client to connect which sucks.

Does any know the correct way to config a firewall for the QT client?   
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Unless your firewall disallows *outgoing* connections there shouldn't be a problem at all.
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Thanks. I am using ufw and it had a default rule:
444:65535/tcp DENY OUT Anywhere

When I tried to edit it I got an error saying its an "immutable" rule created by ufw.
So I deleted the rule and now everything works fine.

Do you think I need that rule or am I safe without it?

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Depends on your environment. At home, blocking all outgoing connections is very uncommon. You normally want to use the internet, that's why you pay for it.

In a corporate environment it is not uncommon to allow only specific outgoing connections, for example through a reverse HTTP proxy.
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Thanks greatly appreciated.

 

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