3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2013 5:24 AM by UptimeJeff
milanmujovic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

i need to host a FileMaker server on Mac Server Pro machine. In order to do that, i have to make sure that some required ports are opened and some other available. I am wondering how can i do this, is there an easy way?


Mac Server Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 16 Gb RAM
  • 1. Re: How do i manage ports on Mac ServerPro
    UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)

    unless you are running a firewall on the mac, then all ports that are listening are open.

    if you run FM server, its ports are open to your LAN.

     

    what you are probably hoping to do is open ports to the internet.

    to do that, you need to map ports in your router to your server.

    Make sure you mac pro is set on a manual LAN address (so it doesnt change).

    Here's a hypothetical:

         your public IP is:  66.55.44.33  (get this with whatismyip.com)

         your mac pro is: 10.1.10.2

         you need to access filemaker tcp port 5003 from the public internet

    in your router, you map public port 5003 to private 5003 at 10.1.10.2

     

    From the internet, your fm client would access: 66.55.44.33

     

    hope that gets you started

  • 2. Re: How do i manage ports on Mac ServerPro
    milanmujovic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you,

    i dont have a clear idea how to do this exactly, but will help me as a guideline in regards to what to look for and where to search for knowledge. I hope it will speed up remote access to the FileMaker server than, that would be the point of doing this.

  • 3. Re: How do i manage ports on Mac ServerPro
    UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)

    I assume you have a router? or a modem/router ?

     

     

    The router has a public IP address.

    Your mac pro las a private LAN IP address.

     

    In the router, you map port 5003 to the private address of your mac pro.

     

    You'll need to access your router's interface to do this.