You can absolutely specify the port number!
I have an INSERT URL script step that calls a web service running on Tomcat.
That URL includes the port 8080.
As a first step try to use the URL the same way you would use it in, say, the browser.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
Yes, that syntax works fine and is exactly what I was trying to get across in my post above.
(I use this all the time with both GET and POST requests.)
Thanks for the clarifying example.
It turns out, you can use a different port no. as Nicolai had suggested. Only that someone gave me the wrong URL.
Thanks for the responses.