Firewall questions

2006-10-15
2013-05-01
  • sandorlukacs

    sandorlukacs - 2006-10-15

    Hi

    What ports must be opened on a firewall in order for DIMDIM to work properly?

    Thank you in advance!
    Sandor Lukacs

     
    • Rohit Shankar (DimDim Inc.)

      Hi,

      The port specified during the installation of Dimdim is the one which should be opened in the Firewall.

      In case port 80 is available on the box where you are installing Dimdim then please use it and it work as it is.

      Thanks
      Rohit

       
    • Alejandro Lengua

      It would be great if DIMDIM developers you could comtemplate a setup where Port 80 could be assigned to DIMDIM, maybe using a different (2nd) IP.

       
      • Rohit Shankar (DimDim Inc.)

        Albatroz,

        Please use the below steps to have Dimdim Conference Server use a specific IP and Port. You need to modify a config file manually for this.

        Dimdim Conference Server to use a specific IP Address along with the port by modifying the server.xml.

        It is actually located at {DIMDIM_HOME}/dimdim/ConferenceServer/apache-tomcat-5.5.17/conf/.

        i.e. C:\Program Files\Dimdim\Conference Server\Tomcat 5.5\conf

        Below are the steps for Dimdim Conference Server to use a specific IP Address along with the port.

        IP Address:

        The server could be configured so that it binds to all the available IP addresses or to
        a specific one. By default the configuration lets  the server bind to all available
        addresses and if that's desirable then it is not necessary to make any changes. However
        if it is required that the server binds to a specific IP address then an additional property
        needs to be inserted in the block called <!-- Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector -->.
        Please insert an additional attribute called "address" in that block before the
        "Connector port" attribute with something like this

            e.g. address="72.232.197.107"

        The modified block should look like

            <!-- Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector -->
              <Connector address="192.168.0.6" port="DIMDIM_PORT_NUMBER" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
               maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75"
               enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100"
               connectionTimeout="20000" disableUploadTimeout="true" />

        Port:

        The port to which the server binds to is specified by providing a correct value to the
        "Connector port" attribute. By default the attribute has vale "DIMDIM_PORT_NUMBER" which
        after the change should look like

            e.g. Connector port="80"

        The modified block will look like

            <!-- Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector -->
              <Connector address="72.232.197.107" port="80" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"
               maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75"
               enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100"
               connectionTimeout="20000" disableUploadTimeout="true" />

        Please let me know if you were able to resolve issue using these steps.

        Regards
        Rohit

         

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