4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2009 6:30 PM by Andrew Robulack
jeffreysmith9900 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a document that contains all of the ports needed for iCal Server, Address Book Server, and all of the other mobile services? The documentation says to check the resources however, I have not been able to find anything specifically from apple.



Macbook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (13,180 points)
    "Well known" TCP and UDP ports used by Apple software products: [TS1629|http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1629]

    I'm not immediately aware of the reverse of this particular port list; a list of TCP/IP or UDP/IP ports required for a particular application.
  • Andrew Robulack Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
    I had the same problem as you, by the sounds of it. When I installed Snow Leopard Server on a mini, it went through the motions of configuring the attached Airport base station NAT settings to support the services I had turned on. Unfortunately, that configuration either didn't stick, or the Airport lost the settings in the restart. Here's where I posted a question about this experience: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10318987&#10318987

    Like you, I've been redirected to that "well know" list on several occasions, but it doesn't quite answer the question we both seem to have which is: +If Snow Leopard Server had successfully configured the NAT port settings on my Airport router, what would that configuration look like?+ Or, put in other terms: +What are just the ports I need to open on my Airport router to adequately support my installation of Snow Leopard Server?+

    Of course, it all depends on what services you have enabled, so it would be helpful if the list could be broken down by service type.

    Yes, the sure would save wading through that massive "well know" ports list to find just the few you need to manually configure the Airport...
  • cenintage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's possible that the commands your server tried to initialize the interface's firewall properly may be in your system log (under logs in the server admin app).

    Also, you could lookup the current firewall config on your server and repeat the applicable entries on the router/firewall.

    I would use "sudo ipfw -list" in terminal. Check this doc for more information (though it's a bit outdated, it's got a few great pointers): http://macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/03/15/firewall.html
  • Andrew Robulack Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)
    Well, duh, if I'd just read the Getting Started guide all the way through, I would have discovered that the list of ports is on page 176. Silly me.