The LiveStream 5 is designed to reside on your Local Area Network, behind your network firewall. While LiveStream 5 does act as a gateway/router to facilitate intercepting proxying, the system should not be used as the gateway between your organisation’s private network and the Internet.
Client devices access the Internet by setting their proxy configuration to point at your LiveStream server. Alternatively, to enforce LiveStream 5’s transparent proxy without a client configuration you may as it as the default gateway via DHCP.
To prevent users from bypassing the LiveStream 5 system and gaining direct access to the Internet, you should configure your firewall to block all outgoing traffic on the following ports:
If you wish to filter traffic for applications such as Skype — which are designed to bypass most content filters by using random ports and ignoring proxy settings — you should also block all outgoing traffic on the following ports:
In order to aid in troubleshooting Internet access problems, you should also allow these ports for a designated client. You may then use that client to bypass the LiveStream 5 system for troubleshooting.
Finally, configure your firewall to allow only your LiveStream 5 server outgoing internet access on the following ports:
NOTE: If departmental network restrictions prevent you from opening any of these ports, please contact support as there work-arounds that can be employed, depending on your network.
Since LiveStream 5 is designed to be a server on your Local Area Network, it is strongly recommended that you allocate a fixed IP address to it. The LiveStream 5 setup and installation does not support IP allocation via DHCP.
You should also ensure that there is an entry in your DNS server for the system prior to installing the software, particularly if you plan to integrate the system with a directory service.
To expedite installation complete the following pre-installation checklist, for each ethernet interface you wish to configure, prior to installing the LiveStream 5 software. You may wish to print this page so that you have the necessary information on hand.