Hi "jault",As a network engineer, I strongly recommend that you connect to any Internet type service or server using properly configured DNS or static IP addresses. I have nothing against using Bonjour or any 'discovery' type technology.What I have found is that you will inevitably encounter connection issues if you don't have a static IP address assigned to the server providing the services you are accessing. Additionally, things can get to be 'nightmarish' if DNS is NOT setup properly. We live in a Internet world where everything is going to IP based.Regarding FMP, I would use the DNS name or IP address to connect to the server. You can then 'add' the server to your FMP 'Favorites'.Regarding the testing of DNS and IP info, you can use the 'Terminal' in Mac OSX or, the 'Command Prompt' in Windows to reveal your IP & DNS info.Kundinger
Thanks for the advce, Kundinger.
The FileMaker server is set up with a static IP and users can already connect directly to the server by IP. Perhaps using DNS to resolve would make things easier by permitting them to simply type the name. But in this case, the FileMaker server discovery is really just a matter of user preferred convenience whereby inexpeienced users can open the client, and the server will automatically be found through the discovery protocol, they click on it and away they go.
If anyone could provide any direction on why the FileMaker server is no longer "discoverable" would be helpful. Again, everything is working fine, we would just like the convenience factor of discovering which isn't working for some reason.
Thank you all.
Thank you for your posts.
Please make sure that port 5003 is open (along with 16000+). Otherwise, the server may not be discoverable.