AyaNova CE Network Port Usage


I’m testing out a new client firewall on the network and need to find out what ports CE uses so I can unblock them in the firewall exceptions list.


Hi Mark

The http port number used would be the number you set as per the ARAS configuration - page 9 & 10 of the ARAS Installation & Configuration Guide (the guide is still available via the AyaNova CE manuals web page at http://www.ayanova.com/AyaNovaCE/manual.htm ).

For example:
-the internal IP address of the computer where ARAS is running from is
-the http port you configured for ARAS is 6969
-the URL to connect to ARAS would be “inside” your network and on the ARAS computer
-the router’s Internet IP address is
-and you would have configured Forwarding to use port # 6969 to the internal IP address so that outside URLof would be forwarded to the ARAS computer
-therefore, port 6969 is the port number needed to be set with the exception

I’ve moved this topic to the Legacy products section of this forum for ARAS questions.

On another note, have you checked out the latest features of version of AyaNova 3.3, of the latest version of QBI 3 and of the latest version of WBI 3, and that we are offering a special license price for existing AyaNova CE, existing QBI 1.x and existing ARAS 2.x users?

Also check out the answers to common questions from AyaNova CE users on http://www.ayanova.com/FAQAnswersPurchase.htmincluding the invitation to obtain a full 30 day temporary keycode so that you can fully try out all before purchasing at the special price before the cut-off date of January 31 2007.

  • Joyce

The post is not for ARAS. Just for internal LAN Networking. This new firewall will block communication for AyaNova, as well as many other things, until I get the port number usage for several programs and add them to the exception list. This is NOT pertaining to WAN networking, it is a LAN, local computer-based client, not for firewalling the Internet connection.

Hello again

The AyaNova CE program does not use a port number.

The database is shared using the file sharing method - not via a database server.

  • Joyce

Hi again

You can find the AyaNova CE QuickStart Guide which provides installation and configuration information for the old version AyaNova CE at http://www.ayanova.com/AyaNovaCE/manual.htm

Are you having trouble withrunning AyaNova CE - is that what prompted the question? If so, please provide specifics on what the exact issue is so that I may help.

  • Joyce

I don’t get an error message…at least not that I’ve waited 5 minutes or however long it takes to time out on connection and then give me one. You wouldn’t happen to know what file sharing port numbers are used in that case would you?

Hi again

There are no file sharing port numbers used by AyaNova CE

It sounds more like you have not given full permissions to the networked users for the AyaNova database folder and files.

All networked users connecting to the AyaNova CE database must have full read/write/delete rights to the AyaNova CE database folder and files.

I would suggest that you troubleshoot by first running the AyaNova CE program on the server where the database is shared from - first confirming that you can connect to the database on the local computer.

Then check the file sharing for the AyaNova CE database folder and files - confirm all networked users have full rights to that folder and files

Then on a local networked computer, log in as the network computer administrator that does have full rights to everything on the server, and confirm you can run AyaNova CE

Then log in as a networked user on a networked computer, and confirm you can run AyaNova CE.

  • Joyce

That is not the case. Anything communicating across a network, beit LAN or WAN, uses ports to communicate with remote machines. Microsoft Windows File and Printer Sharing uses ports to communicate from one computer to another. If CE only uses Microsofts’ File and Print Sharing, then it uses ports, I just can’t happen to find out what those port numbers are. Windows9x used something in the 130 range, I just don’t know what it is for 2000/XP/Server 2003

Hi again

I did a search on the Internet for you for file sharing firewall port and came up with these - you can find more by doing a further search on the Internet

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/tcpipprt.html- it says 139 is used by NETBIOS used by Windows networking for File Sharing.

Also check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298804

Also check out http://www.petri.co.il/what’s_port_445_in_w2k_xp_2003.htm

TCP port 445 which is used for SMB over TCP. The SMB (Server Message Block) protocol is used among other things for file sharing in Windows NT/2000/XP. In Windows NT it ran on top of NetBT (NetBIOS over TCP/IP), which used the famous ports 137, 138 (UDP) and 139 (TCP). In Windows 2000/XP/2003, Microsoft added the possibility to run SMB directly over TCP/IP, without the extra layer of NetBT. For this they use TCP port 445.

Do make use of the Internet if you need help administrating your network - you can find a lot of information on the Internet by entering in search terms for what you are looking for.

  • Joyce

Ah, thank you. My searches I was doing didn’t come up with anything. I went 4 pages deep on google and yahoo searches trying to find file sharing ports. After a couple tries @ the MS website, I gave up, because they kept giving me info on modem sharing and browser services and ics and whatnot. :smiley:

Glad I could help - I did not understand what you were getting at originally - as the only configuration to do with ports for the old versions is ARAS. Anythig else to do with ports would be universal for any file sharing on the network.

I will move this to the AyaNova CE section of the forum too

  • Joyce

no problem. that’s the thing i find is hardest about oneself; the ability to explain themselves. it was just whatever my string of words to search for wasn’t coming up with anything, so i figured, “hey, maybe AyaNova knows” ;). Thank you for finding that information for me.