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CSF question (mostly) - Why open 3306 for outbound connections? PCI compliance issue.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jols, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. jols

    jols Well-Known Member

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    I notice that most have CSF configured for TCP_OUT = 3306 as we do. But now this has become a PCI compliance issue. So I am wondering about the logic in opening the MySQL port for outbound traffic? Is this something which is routinely used by the cPanel/WHM system?
     
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    Re: CSF question (mostly) - Why open 3306 for outbound connections? PCI compliance is

    Not at all if you don't need it. I can't say for sure but I don't think CSF comes with this port open by default, either.
    This port is not open on any of my servers.
     
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    Re: CSF question (mostly) - Why open 3306 for outbound connections? PCI compliance is

    CSF is a third party product produced by another company, which has a forum at this location:

    ConfigServer Scripts Forum

    It might be better to post on that location to ask this question to see if it is opened by default or not in any way.
     
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    Re: CSF question (mostly) - Why open 3306 for outbound connections? PCI compliance is

    Thanks Tristan. I agree. They are in the UK and are not currently available. I needed a quick answer for this one.
     
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