Firewall rules and online gaming in USG flex 200

mat17
mat17 Posts: 45  Freshman Member
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edited February 2023 in Security

Hello,

I have a gaming console which requires to access a custom service.

So I'have created a rule which allows accessing this custom service. But the gaming console also send UDP packets from this service port to the other players. And they are blocked by the firewall.

How can I allow this traffic?

Thanks in advance

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  • PeterUK
    PeterUK Posts: 2,704  Guru Member
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    Do you have the default LAN to WAN all services outgoing? Or are you wanting to limit what goes out by rules?

    Games can be tricky to allow some games like Rocket League say this port range but they unofficially do not stick to that, and some games are random and some can be worked around depending on UDP traversal.

    So whats the game?

    One port you need to NAT/Virtual Server incoming is UDP 3659

    Look in your logs to find the blocked traffic and enable other parts of the logs for more info

  • mat17
    mat17 Posts: 45  Freshman Member
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    Hello,

    No, I do not allow all outgoing traffic: everything except what have been allowed is blocked.

    The game is Crash Team Racing on PS4.

    The service used by this game is TCP/UDP 3074.

    I've created a rule to allow access to a server of this kind, and it works. But I can't find the way to define a way to define a rule with this port source.

    I don't need others players being able to access my PS4, I need to allow my PS4 to contact others players.

    Kind regards

  • mMontana
    mMontana Posts: 1,300  Guru Member
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    From

    your PS4 address, any port

    to

    any wan address, custom service port

    Allow

  • mat17
    mat17 Posts: 45  Freshman Member
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    Hello,

    No, the packets are not like that.

    What I need is:

    From PS4 address, custom service port, to any WAN address, any port.

    Indeed, I could use the following workaround:

    From PS4 address, any port to any WAN address any port,

    But I was expecting something more secure.

    Kind regards

  • PeterUK
    PeterUK Posts: 2,704  Guru Member
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    You need to look in logs and work out what needs to be allowed

  • Zyxel_Stanley
    Zyxel_Stanley Posts: 1,366  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @mat17

    You may refer to this website. It looks port forwarding rules is required.

  • mat17
    mat17 Posts: 45  Freshman Member
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    Hello @Zyxel_Stanley

    I had missing ports.

    I created the related rules. Will see if it allows the expected trafic.

    Thanks

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