DNS/DHCP Server Firewall - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

BlueCat Address Manager

The following describes how to enable/disable the DNS/DHCP Server firewall.

You should ONLY disable the firewall for testing, debugging, or diagnostic purposes.
Warning: The DNS/DHCP Server firewall is enabled by default. It is used to secure the server against attack. BlueCat strongly advises against disabling the firewall. Disabling the firewall should only be performed for servers in a secure environment and only for short periods of time.

To configure the firewall on a DNS/DHCP Server appliance:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  3. Under Servers, click the name of a DNS/DHCP Server. The Details tab for the server opens.
  4. Click the server name menu and select Service Configuration. The Configure Remote Services page opens.
  5. From the Service Type drop-down menu, select Firewall. Address Manager queries the server and returns the current values for the service settings.
  6. Under General Settings, set the following parameter:
    • Enable Firewall Service—select this check box to enable the DNS/DHCP Server firewall; deselect this check box to disable the DNS/DHCP Server firewall.
  7. Click Update.