Are ports 80 and 443 forwarded through the router to the filemaker server?
Usually its ports that you are allowing and forwarding, not services themselves.
You didn't specify if it was a router firewall or the server firewall, usually you open ports in both places and do the redirect in the router.
Did you open port 80 and 443? Web proccess is apache or java, so might not fm****
Hi Mike, hi user19752,
thank you for your replies. Good point about ports 80 and 443. I checked the server firewall, and both ports are closed.
What would be the best way to open port 80 and 443 with a non-server version of macosx 10.12? There is FMS web server running only.
If the server firewall has those ports closed you need to open them. You would do that in the same place that you determined that they were closed, no?
Mac OS X builtin firewall settings are System Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Firewall.
thank you for the reply.
I checked via portscan in the network utilities. In the Mac OS X System Setting->S&P->Firewall there is no option to open any port, just processes / applications.
Till now, I use OSX without Server, but I will add those $20, just to get the chance to open ports easily.
For FMS I prefer MaxOSX, as I run some plugins that do better without Windows. And it's cool to have the only Mac running in a huge Datacenter. Everybody knows you there
Thanks for your help!
You have to try adding /usr/sbin/httpd to application firewall, before buying OSX Server.
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OK. That makes it a bit harder. It did work that once once upon a time. Newer OS use pf. There are plenty of tools out there that expose the pf to the light of day via GUI, e.g., https://www.murusfirewall.com/
Great hint. I tried Murus. That's what I was looking for. It just made my top list of tools. Thanks a lot Malcolm
Quick wrap up:
I had to learn that the built-in macOS firewall has nothing to do with pf. So, leave the firewall off, edit the pf.conf as needed (best tool: vi), don't forget to start pf (pfctl -E) and enjoy.
Thank you for your hints, guys.