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Topic # 105338 2-Jul-2012 20:47 Send private message

I have my IP PBX working, it works with remote extensions and everything works perfectly,

I have ports open on my router forwarding to the internal IP address of the PBX but when I check whether I can see if the ports are open from it tells me port 5060 isn't open, yet it is, is this weird or have I missed something really obvious?

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  Reply # 649777 2-Jul-2012 20:59 Send private message

It's not surprising, it depends entirely what it's doing to test for open ports.

You really need to understand the deeper aspects if TCP/IP to understand why, but in effect most scanning is TCP based since you can scan for SYN packets or responses.

SIP typically uses UDP which is a connectionless protocol.

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  Reply # 649779 2-Jul-2012 21:06 Send private message

it just seemed bizzare as none of the SIP ports actually showed open yet all the ports for the microsoft crap do, but she works a treat

I am loving my IP pbx though after a couple of little teething issues its run without fault or even a restart for 6 months,



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  Reply # 649798 2-Jul-2012 21:43 Send private message

What sort of PBX are you using? You clearly need to be aware of the massive security implications of leaving a PBX with port 5060 open to the internet. Unless you have good security in place it's not a case of if it will be compromised, but when.

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  Reply # 649800 2-Jul-2012 21:47 Send private message

Its lurking behind an cisco ASA 5505 on a private VLAN segmented off from the rest of the network,

and the wife has a newfoundland so if anyone gets in she'll set him onto them after she chews their ear off

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  Reply # 649816 2-Jul-2012 22:58 Send private message

Being behind an ASA with port 5060 open to the world isn't exactly any safer than having it's arse hanging out on the internet unprotected.

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