No files appear when choosing "open remote"
OS X 10.7 (Lion)
I have closed port 5003 on OS X 10.5 server in the firewall to force users to connect to the LAN via VPN (L2TP)
Open remote on FM Pro, select Farovite Hosts, add the IP (local IP) of the FM server, the list appears in the right window... This works perfectly from OSX 10.6.x, however from OS X 10.7 (Lion) the list will not appear.
I have to open port 5003 to enable OS X 10.7 users to access the FM files remotely.
Security is vital to the operation.
From Server Admin, select firewall, select Services, uncheck "FileMaker - name binding and transport" disable the port 5003 (which blocks access outside the LAN)
Set up a VPN (L2TP) connection in the Network preferences.
Connect to the office LAN through VPN.
Open FileMaker Pro, select File from the menu bar, select Open Remote, from the View drop down, select Favorite Hosts, click the Add button, type in the LAN IP of the FM server (server where FM files are hosted by FM server software)
In the Hosts window (where you just added the LAN IP) select the LAN IP.... No files appear in the Available Files window.
Upon selecting the IP in the Hosts windows, hosted files should appear in the available files windows. (however, they do with previous operating systems to !0.7 Lion)
No files appear in the Available files window
No error messages, simply no files appear to choose from.
Opening Port 5003, however, this reduces any measure of security.
Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro requires port 5003 open for sharing files.
Please review your documentation for required ports, or view Knowledge Base Article #6427 at:
What port were you planning to use?