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Change the WebBlocker Server Port

The Firebox sends WebBlocker queries to your WebBlocker Server on UDP port 5003. By default, the Firebox uses TCP port 5003 to verify the connection to your WebBlocker Server. Your WebBlocker Server listens for communications from the Firebox on those ports. We recommend you do not change the port number. The only reason to change the WebBlocker port number is if the computer you want to use as your WebBlocker Server uses other software that listens on TCP or UDP port 5003 (for example, Filemaker Pro).

Change the WebBlocker Server Listen Port

  1. Right-click the WatchGuard Server Center icon in the system tray and select Open WatchGuard Server Center.
    The Connect to WatchGuard Server Center dialog box appears.
  2. Type your Username and Administrator passphrase.
  3. Click Login.
    WatchGuard Server Center appears.
  4. In the Servers tree, select WebBlocker Server.
    The WebBlocker General Settings page appears.

Screen shot of the WebBlocker General Settings tab

  1. Click Change Port.
    The WebBlocker Configuration dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the WebBlocker Configuration - server listen port setting

  1. In the Server Listen Port text box, type or select the new port number. Click OK.
    The port number is changed. The change does not take effect until you stop and restart the WebBlocker Server.
  2. To stop the server, in the Servers tree, right-click WebBlocker Server and select Stop Server.
  3. To restart the server, in the Servers tree, right-click WebBlocker Server and select Start Server.

Change the WebBlocker Server Port Used by the Firebox

After you change the port number for the WebBlocker Server, you must edit the configuration file for each Firebox that uses WebBlocker.

  1. Open Policy Manager.
  2. Select Setup > Actions > WebBlocker.
    The WebBlocker Configurations dialog box appears.
  3. Select the WebBlocker configuration. Click Edit.
    The Edit WebBlocker Configuration dialog box appears.
  4. Select the WebBlocker Server. Click Edit.
    The Edit WebBlocker Server dialog appears.

Screen shot of the Edit WebBlocker Server dialog box

  1. In the Port field, type or select the port number that you configured in the WebBlocker Server settings.
  2. Click OK to close each of the open WebBlocker dialog boxes.
  3. Save the Configuration File.

See Also

Request a SurfControl Category Change

Configure WebBlocker Servers

About WebBlocker Exceptions

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