Campus Firewall

The campus firewall restricts access to the campus network from the Internet. It protects university resources from abuse or attack by Internet users, who may take advantage of the many vulnerabilities on modern computer systems.

By default, all IP protocols except ICMP are blocked and the administrator must request any desired openings. To learn more about requesting a port opening see the Request tab.

The firewalls are stateful and currently have timeouts of 30 minutes on TCP and one minute on UDP.

Getting Started

To view firewall settings for systems you own, visit the Firewall website. Ownership is determined by the ownership information in NIM.

To request a port opening in the campus firewall, go to https://scan.tamu.edu or submit a request to firewall@tamu.edu. Computers with services available through the campus firewall must be scanned for vulnerabilities.

Instructions for requesting a departmental firewall can be found on the Departmental Firewall page.

Help and Support

Please see the Guidelines, Service Details and FAQ tabs for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns, send an email to firewall@tamu.edu.