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Windows Azure IP ranges

It's not advisable to associate applications or policies to IP ranges since they can change anytime. Every time a you redeploy an application the you would get a different VIP. Also, as the Platform increases in size, additional IP ranges needs to be edited in the your firewall/proxy policy.
You can associate policies to the VIP of your deployment and VIP will not change as long as you only do production upgrades rather than redeployments.

Appfabric team blog provides IP ranges of AppFabric but they are also the same ranges as all Azure Platform Services and the Appfabric team updates it as and when new ranges are added.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazureappfabricannounce/archive/2010/01/28/additional-data-centers-for-windows-azure-platform-appfabric.aspx

Adding exception for *.cloudapp.net  to the firewall is also a good idea.
Various Ports used in Windows Azure Platform
Port(s)
Description
80, 443
Default http, https ports used for various web scenarios
9350-9353
These ports are used by Windows Azure AppFabric service bus bindings
1433
SQL Azure port
3389
This port is used for RDP access to VM’s

This is a very useful blog for people looking for IP ranges for Microsoft Azure.

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