Personal Firewall/Internet Security
Personal Firewall software will need to be configured to ensure that connection to IRESSTrader is successful. Firewall is a protective boundary that monitors and restricts information that travels between your computer and a network or the internet. Please ensure system network or personal firewall are set to allow site- "*.iress.com.au" and port 6080 or 80.
Additional information as follows:
Network IP Address
It is recommended to use "Networks" instead of "Hosts" in configuration of firewall rules.
Open a port through Windows Firewall
Data Feed: webdf.iress.com.au
Web server: web.iress.com.au
The main purpose of various internet security tools is to help protect computers against viruses and other security threats. IRESSTrader users may install different brands of software, but the configurations are all based on the same concept. That is, to go to the internet security software configuration/options and configure IRESSTrader as a Trusted Zone/Site/Allow Cookies/Privacy/Security. To find out how to configure the installed internet security tools, please consult the documentation or service provided by the third party program.
Firewall and Network Configuration
The client software will attempt to initiate a direct socket connection to port 6080 on the Data Feed server. When a direct connection is unavailable, a lower quality connection will be established via port 80 using the HTTP protocol. This connection will work via the same proxy used to retrieve web pages for the browser.
The direct connection via port 6080 is the recommended connection type for the most efficient operation of the product. Four conditions are necessary to use this product from behind a corporate firewall using port 6080:
With either connection (port 6080 or HTTP port 80), the firewall being used must not remove Java applet tags from incoming HTML. Some firewalls can be configured to strip Java applet tags from incoming pages. This product cannot work through such a firewall unless special dispensation is given to HTML from the source server (WEB.IRESS.COM.AU).