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Create a New Rule in the IP Filter

For 1&1 Dedicated Server

Learn how to add a rule to the IP Filter List using a IP Filter Wizard.

To add a new rule to the existing list of filters, simply follow the step-by-step instructions.

Step 1
Log on to your server and double click IP Filter icon on the desktop.
Select IP Filter to start Program
Select IP Filter to start Program
Step 2
Double click Packet Filter. Select Packet Filter
Select Packet Filter
Step 3
Click Add.
Add Rule to List
Add Rule to List
Step 4
Click Next and select This rule does not specify a tunnel. Click Next to continue. Select All network connections and click Next to proceed.
Step 5
All existing filter lists are shown here. A filter list can contain more than one filter, but each rule may specify only one filter list. For a new rule you will also need a new filter list. Click Add. Click on Add button
Click on Add button
Step 6
Enter a name and description for the list. Click Add to create a filter. Click Add to create new Filter
Click Add to create new Filter
Step 7
Click Next on the window that appears. Enter the description and click Next.
Please note:
Mirrored means that data packets are also matched in the direction opposite the following filter criteria. If you are not sure if you need a mirrored filter, keep this checkbox marked.
Enter Description and click Next
Enter Description and click Next
Step 8
Click Next. Select the source address. Click Next.
Choose Source Address from Drop-Down List
Choose Source Address from Drop-Down List
Step 9
Select the destination address. Click Next. Choose Destination Address from Drop-Down List
Choose Destination Address from Drop-Down List
Step 10
Choose the Protocol. Click Next.
Choose Protocol Type from Drop-Down List
Choose Protocol Type from Drop-Down List
Step 11
Enter the port number. When setting the source port you can select From any port if you previously entered Any IP Address for the source address, because you do not know the port used by the client (it is selected at random). If you open all ports for the destination port, your filter is no longer set up specifically for one service, but applies to all services and would make all IPSec filters useless. Click Next.
Please note:
To set which service corresponds to your filter, you will need the required port number(s). If you don't know them, refer to the included documentation or ask the manufacturer. Lists of common ports can also be found on the Internet by searching for port list.
Set IP protocol port
Set IP protocol port
Step 12
Click Finish.
Complete the IP Filter Wizard by pressing Finish
Complete the IP Filter Wizard by pressing Finish
Step 13
The newly created filter will appear now. Click OK. View new Filter and click OK
View new Filter and click OK
Step 14
The list of all existing filter lists, including the list you just created will show up. Select the filter list to assign it to the rule and click on Next. Select List from Options
Select List from Options
Step 15
You now have to set the action to trigger when a data packet matches a filter criteria. If you have made no changes to the default settings, one rule is activated that initially blocks all connections. At the same time other filters make sure that you can still connect to your server via Remote Desktop. The Permit filter action takes precedence over Block. If you want to make a service available, select Permit and click Next. Choose Filter Action
Choose Filter Action
Step 16
Click Apply and OK. The new rule takes effect as soon as you click on OK Apply Filter Rules
Apply Filter Rules

The IPSecPol command-line tool is only suitable for use on Windows 2000 and does not work on Windows 2003.

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