SynaMan

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Document ID:1045
Subject:Multiple HTTP ports
Creation date:10/14/09 11:41 AM
Last modified on:10/14/09 11:52 AM


Purpose of having multiple HTTP ports


SynaMan by default listens on multiple HTTP ports:
  • TCP/IP port 80 - HTTP
  • TCP/IP port 6060 - HTTP
  • TCP/IP port 443 - HTTPS
TCP/IP port 80 is a common port for any web server. However, this port is often blocked by many Internet Service Providers, particularly if you have a dynamic IP address.

If a web server listens on a port other than 80, the user will have to explicitly type that port in the URL. For example:


http://myHomeMachine.com:6060 - User will have to append the host name with a colon followed by the port number.

http://myHomeMachine.com - No need to type the port if the server listens on port 80.



Therefore, it is always convenient from the client's perspective to have a web server listen on port 80. However, in certain cases you may not be able to run a web server on this port. This could happen if another web server is listening on this port or your Internet Service Provider blocks this port. To avoid such scenarios, SynaMan can listens on two TCP/IP port for HTTP traffic. Depending upon your network settings, you can have one set of users connect to port 80 and another set to 6060.


User comments

Posted by robert on 5/20/10 3:51 PM

I already have an existing app which listens on port 6060. Is there a way to change the port for Synaman (which installed in same pc) and do I have to modify this port on my firewall as well? let me know. thanks

Posted by Fritz Fritto on 3/19/14 1:01 AM

Also remember to add a firewall port rule matching your selected port number. This may include port forwarding entries in your router if you are opening up Synaman for cloud access.

Posted by lemonade on 2/8/11 7:06 PM

Robert, this is very easy to change. Install Synaman. Setup the admin account. Log-in. Choose configuration tab, then modify configuration icon, then http configuration tab. Change the value to whatever port(s) you want.


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