A remote computer sends a request to the Global IP Address specifying a port and datasource, the local router needs to forward the request to the hosting computer's Local IP Address.
The local router has to be told what to do with that port request - http://portforward.com
The local IP address of the FMP hosting computer is set for forwarding that port request.
The firewall(s) on the FMP hosting computer are instructed to open that port.
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Why am I unable to exchange data via ODBC?
Answer ID: 6581Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011
I have the same question as upside! After reading ,I still can't iron out this question! In the firewall,The port:2399 is set to open,but issue still remain!
My operation system is winXP,I suspect the problem is "filemaker pro only support local xdbc connection" and If i want to connect remote server by xdbc , i should purchase FM Server ?
Was there ever a resolution found for this?
I am trying to get an ODBC connection working that will connect to a remote server and then transfer data. This is all done via C# and Visual Studio.
I have tried multiple solutions but have not found one that I can use permanently.
If I transfer the FM7 files locally on my Windows PC, everything works great. I now have to access the files remotely. When using the FileMaker ODBC Driver (32-bit) 126.96.36.199 to set up the connection, it can see all the databases available but then gives me this error when I try and do a test connect.
My guess is that they set it up so that you need FM Server to do something like this.
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Yes you need FileMaker Server in this scenario.
Darn. Thank you for the quick update.
Now I have to find a place that sells FileMaker Server 11