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IP Video Firewall Setup

FlowCaster SwirlDifferent IP video protocols require different firewall setups.  This article covers the most common ports / firewall access that different IP video protocols require.  

Overview

To quickly test if the firewall is causing your issue, temporarily disable it, and see if that fixes the issues.

For Windows, in general, the Network the device is connecting to may be "Private".  If it is set to "Public", then many of the UDP based protocols will not work.

UDP

This is a server protocol on the receiver, and requires the selected port to be open to receive.  On the send side, it should work without firewall adjustment.

RTP

This is a server protocol on the receiver, and requires the selected port to be open to receive.  On the send side, it should work without firewall adjustment.

SRT

When using the 'listener' mode, the port it is listening on must be open in the firewall.  For Caller and Rendezvous, it should work without firewall adjustment.

RIST

When using the 'listener' mode, the port it is listening on must be open in the firewall.  For Caller, it should work without firewall adjustment.

RTSP

 For sending, RTSP should work without firewall adjustment.

  • RTSP uses port 554

RTMP

 For sending, RTMP should work without firewall adjustment.

  • RTMP uses port 1935

WebRTC/WHIP

 WebRTC uses a bunch of standard ports:

  • Access to ports TCP + UDP 4443, 3478, 443 for www.flowcaster.live
  • Access to video streaming services in VPN and Firewall settings
  • Ports used: 80,443,4443,3478 (TCP and UDP), 5349 TCP, 40000:65535 UDP

BLS (Bliss Protocol)

BLS uses the port explicitly set.  If there is no port set, it will use 80 for unencrypted and 443 for encrypted traffic.

NDI

NDI uses a range of TCP ports:

  • NDI ports 49152 to 65535

CDI 

The implementation for this transit occurs over the Scalable Reliable Datagram (SRD) protocol. To achieve the highest performance and lowest latency, the AWS CDI SDK relies on EC2 instances that support the Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) and are placed within a single Placement Group.

The AWS CDI SDK opens one specified User Datagram Protocol (UDP) port per connection to control communication between Amazon EC2 instances running AWS CDI SDK. The receiving side listens on the specified port number. The transmitting side uses a random port number from the ephemeral port range, as determined by the operating system.

For network security best practices concerning how to block UDP packets from the public Internet, see Security best practices for your VPC.

The AWS CDI SDK also relies on EC2 instances using a Security Group that allows all inbound and outbound traffic to and from the Security Group itself. For more information, see Prepare an EFA-Enabled Security Group.

SMPTE 2110/2022

The port(s) set by the caller.


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