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New Project

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by DaveM, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

    I am possibly looking at starting a new project using XF. What I want to do is replace the WordPress technical site I have at work for our our technical site.

    Now what I need to know is
    1. Will XF operate behind a firewall without any links to the Internet?
    2. Can I actually use XF of this as in it's licence agreements?
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Things that require connections to the internet (API calls, Gravatar, StopForumSpam, etc) will need to be disabled (though you can just let them fail), but otherwise you'll be fine.
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  3. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks that is great
  4. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

    I will be purchasing the licences for this project later in the month and these will be XF, XF Gallery and XF Resources. Speaking to our IT department they did say if any of this software starts trying to hit through to the internet via the firewall they will shut the server down, I will be running it off an Ubuntu Server.

    So with this said I will really need to know exactly what and how to shut off anything that might try and connect outward. I really don't need to purchase this all and find out I get stuck with not being able to use it :D
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That seems like a rather ridiculous take on things from the IT department. They have the ability to simply prevent it from sending traffic out, so they should just do that and maybe inform you.

    Otherwise, you probably need to do the firewalling yourself with the server.

    I wouldn't really be prepared to give you a list of things that could make external requests as there are likely quite a few possibilities. This may change over time and things may be added in newer versions (that are on by default). Regardless, I would have to recommend blocking the disallowed requests at the server/networking level.
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  6. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks I will look into doing that once I am ready, hopefully later this month as I said

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