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SE v2.0: Preventing firewalls from blocking client access to the server

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Mac OS X both include a firewall as a security feature. To prevent the firewall from blocking the SE client's access to the SE server, you must either turn off the firewall or open port 23451 (for SE 2.x installations) or port 23460 (for SE 2.1 installations) if you want to leave the firewall running.

Note: You must have Windows administrator privileges in order to change the Windows firewall settings.
 
To turn off the Windows firewall:
  1. Select Start > Control Panel and then double-click Windows Firewall.
  2. From the General tab, choose Off.
  3. Click OK.
To open the SE port in the Windows firewall:
  1. Select Start > Control Panel and then double-click Windows Firewall.
  2. From the Exceptions tab, click Add Port.
  3. For the Name, type Read Naturally SE 2.
  4. For the Port, type 23451 if you have an SE 2.0.x installation or 23460 if you have an SE 2.1 installation.
  5. Make sure TCP is selected.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.
To stop the Mac OS X firewall or open the SE port in the Mac OS X firewall:
  1. Open the folder Macintosh HD/Applications and then double-click System Preferences.
  2. Under Internet & Network, click Sharing.
  3. Select Firewall, and note whether the firewall is on or off.
  4. If the firewall is on and you want to turn it off, click Stop.
  5. If the firewall is on and you want to open the SE port so you can leave the firewall running, perform these steps:

    1. Click New.
    2. For Port Number, choose Other.
    3. For the TCP Port Number, type 23451 if you have an SE 2.0.x installation or 23460 if you have an SE 2.1 installation.
    4. For the Description, type Read Naturally SE 2.
    5. Click OK. Read Naturally SE 2 is now listed in the Allow list with a check mark next to it.

  6. Close the Sharing window.
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