4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2016 1:03 PM by fclark

    Local Host not showing up in Remote Acess


      I have a strange problem. One our computers recently had to be rebuilt and filemaker reinstalled. When reinstalling all the programs I had a problem seeing the local server in local hosts list (which appeared completely empty). I  ended up updating Bonjour which fixed the problem.

      However when trying to open another remote file today the server has once again disappeared (I can still open those files I had opened remotely from recent files so the connection to the server still exists) . I have tried repairing the bonjour installation but cannot understand why the server is no longer showing up in the list where it had previously?


      If it help any this computer has recently been set to use the server as its default DNS location as it was having issues with connecting to the server.

      Any suggestions?

        • 1. Re: Local Host not showing up in Remote Acess

          What happens when you go to a browser and type:






          I have had a problem with  FileMaker Server not allowing a pre configured port to communicate on Mac's.

          • 2. Re: Local Host not showing up in Remote Acess

            I'm guessing that if you create a Favourite (and often if you don't bother to specify the files to view, but just the IP address) it will open correctly, yes?

            After verifying that Bonjour was installed correctly, the most common cause I've seen is AV software on either machine.  Try turning them off completely as a test; then if that exposes the Server in 'Open remote' disable the firewall component, or add an exception (although I often find this fails also).

            You may also want to reinstall the software with the AV turned off, then re-enable it.

            • 3. Re: Local Host not showing up in Remote Acess

              Always start from the networking basics. You've mentioned DNS but not sure whether you're connecting to the server via the FQDN or server IP address. I'll assume you are using Windows as you've updated Bonjour, which is built into the Mac.


              Enable Telnet from Control Panel/Program and Features and enable in Windows Features.


              From the command line run Telnet <Server IP Address> 5003 and you should get a 'Connected to <Server IP address.' if not then you have a firewall issue.


              If the above works and you are using the FQDN, repeat the above replacing the server address with the FQDN, if the above works and this doesn't you've a DNS problem.




              • 4. Re: Local Host not showing up in Remote Acess

                Make sure extended privileges allow for access