What Firewall Ports Do I Need To Open And How To Use SSL With phpMyAdmin?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by bryank, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. bryank

    bryank New Member

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    I have successfully installed the Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon server. I didn't set up 'quota' though as I am the only user on the machine (I am hoping that is ok). I am going to install webmin now and manage several domain names through webmin. I have 5 static IP addresses from comcast to attempt to do so including setting up BIND. Can you please assist me in which service ports I need to open for all of the services to work (E.G. Apache2, IMAP, SSL, Postfix, and maybe the auths?)for the server?

    I installed guarddog firewall via synaptics as I installed ubuntu-desktop as well. Guarddog has, as I am sure you are most likely familiar with, most of the common service ports to protect or open.

    I am just uncertain when I come to some such as "PGP Key Server", "ident/auth", "Kerberos" and just about all of the others in there. I just don't know if I need to open any and if I should open them on "Local" or "Internet".

    Any help would be truly appreciated and thank you once more!


    P.S. I am also uncertain how to forge SSL for phpMyAdmin so that I can login to phpMyAdmin securely as I believe this to be the correct protocol for the sake of security.
  2. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    apache : www port 80
    https : port 443 ( i think)
    for the mail server POP/SMTP
    port 25 and 110
  3. bryank

    bryank New Member


    In the perfect server setup all sorts of services were installed like imap, ntpdate etc.., That is what led me to wonder if the ports should be open for them to work?

    I have 80, 53 and ntp open now.

    Unfortunately, I fried my server config by installing nvidia drivers from synaptic and got stuck in the initramfs window, had to reinstall and somehow can't get it back up! I found an easier way to adjust the screen resolution though with this command "dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg" Works like a charm and now my startx windows look great with proper dimensions.

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    These are other ports you should consider to open:
    20/21: FTP
    22: SSH
    143: IMAP
    993: IMAPS
    995: POP3S
    10000: Webmin

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