I got his from my hosting serivce.
Does this make since and is this normal for a provider?
According to the error message, it appears that you are trying to
connect to an outside source directories through the WordPress blog of
yours, so you will need to specify the Outbound connection that needs to be
allowed in that case.
All outbound connections going off our shared hosting servers are
filtered out by a firewall system. Our administrators review all requests
for firewall changes per user basis.
In order to grant access to some specific URL/IP please fill the form
1. Specify the FTP username and domain name in question.
2. Provide us the remote IP address and port number which needs to be
opened (we can enable outbound connections through the ports 80 and 443
3. Specify the local script filename and location that is running on
4. Explain what is the exact and detailed purpose for this connection.