What is port forwarding?

Use port forwarding to let TeamForge Lab Management hosts connect to machines on other networks.

While TeamForge Lab Management is a secure and isolated environment, occasionally there are valid reasons to let other traffic in and out of TeamForge Lab Management.

Port forwarding consists of routing traffic from one network port on one host to another (same or different) network port on another host.

Take great care when exposing network services running on TeamForge Lab Management hosts to the outside world. Acquaint yourself with your organization's security policies, or develop them if you don't already have them, and make sure all services that are exposed comply with these policies. Even better, work with CollabNet to establish access controls around the access to TeamForge Lab Management, so only authorized hosts from within your enterprise -- and trusted partners -- can access TeamForge Lab Management.

Important: CollabNet strongly recommends that any service that can yield a shell account on a TeamForge Lab Management node -- such as SSH -- not ever be port forwarded to outside the TeamForge Lab Management environment using this interface.

For CollabNet Hosted customers: CollabNet performs regular scans of its network, and if we see a dangerous or vulnerable network service configured, we may take any steps necessary to protect the overall security of the TeamForge Lab Management customer environment, including disabling the offending network service and the associated port forwarding.