We just installed a Balance 30 and I’m trying to understand the relationship between the port forwarding and firewall rules settings because something seems to be acting strangely. If I have the default inbound firewall rule denying all inbound traffic yet have certain ports set to forward to various machines on our LAN does the default firewall rule override the fact that I’ve told those ports to forward and block them anyway? If so, would creating firewall rules that allow those ports in and putting those rules above the default rule in the rule list override the default rule and allow the ports through? Today I tried exactly what I’ve just described, which is setting some ports to forward, creating firewall rules to allow those ports in and then setting the default firewall inbound traffic rule to “deny”. When the default rule was set to “deny” none of those ports were being forwarded,even with the rules above it explicitly allowing those ports. As soon as I changed the default rule to “allow” the traffic was getting through, although I’d think that makes the other rules pointless as the default rule allows all traffic. I’m assuming something is going wrong as this doesn’t sound like correct operation to me. Please let me know how it SHOULD be working or if I’m just not “getting it”. Thanks.
p.s. The unit is brand new (we just got it today) and it’s been upgraded to the latest firmware.