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Thu, Apr 18, 2019 1:47 AM

Required Network Ports

I'm specifically interested in the ports that need to be open for the Cameras; but I'd like to know all the ports each SimpliSafe product uses so I can tune my firewall.  I my cameras were functional until something changed on SS side and the ports I had open for cameras (honestly, I can't remember which they were; got them off the forum somewhere) were no longer used.  Does anyone know a place where I can get this information (without calling support...they take forever to get on the ling for something that should be easily accessible)?

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3年前

Unless you have made rules to specifically block all (or at least certain) outbound LAN traffic, I don't believe you should need to open any ports. I have not had to do that in either of two systems running three SS cameras in total.

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3年前

I have default deny as my last rule on my firewall...as is best security practice.  I would assume a security company would appreciate best practice.

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Nope. This stuff is geared for the typical home user no hassles setup. Plug-and-play, so to speak.

Some folks, as you probably know, put these sort of things on their own network or different subnet or even a guest WiFi sort of thing so they can phone home all they want, but don't have any access to your main network.

Can't you see the attempted rule violations/blocked camera stuff in the firewall logs and determine what to allow based on that?

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3年前

If anyone else comes across this thread, I checked what pfSense was blocking and that needed to be allowed.

I see outbound calls from the SimpliSafe doorbell on only a few ports:

53 - DNS - reaching the gateway on my LAN which the device got from DHCP
123 UDP - externally to various IPs, presumably for time keeping using a public pool
8890 TCP - must be their data channel. Killing this state immediately kills live video from the doorbell.

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3年前

I also had to unlock TCP port 9543