The University of Waterloo is currently in the process of putting a perimeter firewall in place around the campus, which will block incoming traffic on all but selectively-enabled ports. We will be working with UW IST to ensure that exceptions are added to the firewall for the services normally operated by the CSC, however, if you run a server on a different port or otherwise depend on incoming connections, this will no longer work. Connections from inside UW will continue to work normally.
If you have a specific service that you would like CSC Syscom to consider for an exception to the firewall, please contact email@example.com and explain: - Which server(s) your service needs to be given exceptions on - Which port(s) you need opened - The purpose of the service
Syscom will consider all requests but as we have not yet decided on a policy for exceptions, I cannot offer any guarantees that syscom will make a decision one way or another.
Thanks for your patience, Sean Hunt CSC Sysadmin