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This maybe the wrong forum section.

How does FM IWP allow access when Port 80 is not open on the firewall? We are trying to trace why a plugin is not working. Is the correct port open.

thanks,

Jim

I believe FM uses port 5003.

RW

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FileMaker can broadcast IWP on any port you want. The preferred port is 591. See the File > Sharing > Instant Web Publishing > Advanced Options.

If you have not done so yet have a good read through the IWP documentation. You will find this answer in chapter 2.

Rick: Good answer, but wrong question. FMP broadcasts on 5003, IWP on any port you want. See above.

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FileMaker can broadcast IWP on any port you want. The preferred port is 591. See the File > Sharing > Instant Web Publishing > Advanced Options.

And if we're talking about FileMaker Server then that setting is ruled by whatever you set up in your web server (IIS on Windows, Apache on OSX). I wouldn't go as far as saying that there is a preferred port. The default port would be the standard web port: 80. If you're already using that one for other web hosting then you can safely use 591 which is registered by FileMaker so there is very little chance of conflict with another application.

But you can use whatever you want as long as you specify the port in the URL if it's not the default port 80 that HTTP would expect.

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Note carefully what Wim has said here.

Not to put too fine a point on all this. However:

FileMaker Server does not broadcast to the web for access by browsers. IIS (Windows) or Apache (Macintosh) does that. Sitting between these web servers and FileMaker Server is the FileMaker Web Publishing Engine, a special type of FileMaker client. The WPE is what communicates with FileMaker Server, passing information back and forth between the web server and the FileMaker Server service/daemon. It uses Ports 16016 and 16018 to do this. More information about ports for use with FileMaker Server can be found at http://thefmkb.com/6427 in the FileMaker Tech Info system.

Steven

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