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Question asked by lamaslany on Aug 10, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2009 by lamaslany


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I have been asked to investigate the technical requirements for a client that is looking to buy a product created using FileMaker.  As I am predominantly from a Windows background I am worried that I do not have a solid grasp of the intricacies of Mac OSX and FileMaker.


The vendor suggests that they need direct access to the FileMaker server across the Internet and want the following ports to be opened: 

TCP/UDP 5003

TCP/UDP 5006

TCP/UDP 50003

TCP/UDP 50006


Is this common practice? 


As I say I have only just started investigating FileMaker but this very much sounds like I would be publishing the MS-SQL port to the Internet and that concerns me deeply!


Many thanks for any assistance you can offer,