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086: How can I have an incoming network port opened on the campus firewall?


The firewall rules that govern incoming network traffic at Mines are designed to keep the campus network safe and secure. In general, the fewer exceptions to campus firewall settings, the better. Specific exceptions allowing traffic to a specific computer are decided on a case-by-case basis and generally only in cases of academic need.

To ask for an exemption to campus firewall rules (a “hole in the firewall”), submit your request via Mines Help Center at