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Creating Filter Exceptions for RCONSOLE

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Mar 2002


Here's how to define exceptions that will allow a workstation to access the RCONSOLE utility through BorderManager to a server on a remote segment.

Filter Exceptions

Load the FILTCFG utility, then select the Configure IPX Filters option.

  1. To allow Service Type SERVER (0004) > Outgoing SAP Filters > and fill in as follows:

    • Service Name: file_server_name or * for all server names

    • Service Type: 0004

    • Destination Type: Interface

    • Destination: All Interfaces or the Interface on which the File Server SAP will be sent out

  2. To Allow Service Type RCONSOLE (0107) > Outgoing SAP Filters > and fill in as follows:

    • Service Name: file_server_name or * for all names

    • Service Type: 0107

    • Destination Type: Interface

    • Destination: All Interfaces or the Interface on which File Server SAP will be sent out

  3. To Allow Network Number to be sent out > Outgoing RIP Filters > and fill in as follows:

    • Network Number: Network number that the RIP will be sent out (This is frame-type specific)

    • Network Mask: FFFFFFFF(For an exact match)

    • Destination Type: Interface

    • Destination Interface: All Interfaces or the Interface that desired RIP packet should be sent out

  4. Packet Forwarding Filters to Allow SPX Request to be forwarded to Server RCONSOLEing to Source > NetBIOS and Packet Forwarding Filters > Exceptions (List of Packets Always Permitted) > Press <Ins> and fill in as follows:

    • Source Interface Type: Interface

    • Source Interface: Interface through which the client is RCONSOLEing

    • Destination Interface Type: Interface

    • Destination Interface: All Interfaces

Packet Description

Under the Packet Description option, press <Enter> to view Packet Description, then <Ins> to create a Packet Description. Fill in the values as follows:

  • Name: SPX Request

  • Packet Type: 5

  • Desination Socket: 8104

  • Comment:

  • Source Socket: FFFF

  • Packet Category: Other

Now press <Escape>, <Enter>, <Escape>, then <Enter> to save these changes.

  1. Packet Forwarding Filters to Allow SPX Response to be forwarded to Client > NetBIOS and Packet Forwarding Filters > Exceptions (List of Packets Always Permitted) > Press <Ins> and fill in as follows:

    • Source Interface Type: Interface

    • Source Interface: Interface through which the server responds to the RCONSOLEing client.

    • Destination Interface Type: Interface

    • Destination Interface: All Interfaces

At the Packet Description option, press <Enter> to view Packet Description, then <Ins> to create to Packet Description:

  • Name: SPX Response

  • Packet Type: 5

  • Desination Socket: FFFF

  • Comment:

  • Source Socket: 8104

  • Packet Category: Other

Press <Escape >, <Enter >, <Escape > then <Enter> to save these changes.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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