[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ 3.0.1: Windows, firewall configuration.

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Tue Jan 29 16:20:34 GMT 2013

On 29/01/13 11:45, Ericsson, Lars wrote:
> Just installed the rabbitmq and having problems with the Windows firewall.
> Installing from the https://www.rabbitmq.com/releases/rabbitmq-server/v3.0.1/rabbitmq-server-3.0.1.exe
> it does not look like any FW rules are added automatically at install time.

No, that's correct.

> When running, rabbitmqctl.bat stop, a firewall pops up and I'm able to add FW rules for, in my case,
> C:\program files\erl5.9.3.1\bin\erl.exe.
> When later starting the service, C:\program files \erl5.9.3.1\erts-\bin\erl.exe, I'm not bale to connect from remote systems.
> Checking the FW rules, no rules exist that map, C:\program files \erl5.9.3.1\erts-\bin\erl.exe.
> The one manually created for C:\program files\erl5.9.3.1\bin\erl.exe, looks like the same EXE but in a different location.
> Questions:
> 1) Should the installation add FW rules automatically ?

Possibly it should. It doesn't though. I'll file a bug - but I have no 
idea how easy or difficult this is to do.

> 2) Why are there two copies of the ...\erl5.9.3.1\bin folder installed?

That's just the way Erlang is distributed.

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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