Ralph Johns

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3[3] 03 Ports Entered. Oct 2008

Having Selcted "other" in the drop down above the port entry fields you have to enter the UDP and TCP ports

To get here you will have opened System Preferences > Sharing and the Firewall tab and selected the New Button or the Edit Button. That presents you with the main pitcure as slide out drawer.You can make out in this second picture that it reads "Other". The picture has also been altered to show all the UDP Ports.

iChat adds the ability to use a Jabber Server as an alternative or to go along side the AIM service. For that to work you need to enter the Jabber ports which are TCP only. I notice that the picture misses one. The total TCP range is
5190, 5220, 5222, 5223, 5298 (AIM is plain, Jabber are Blue and Bonjour is Green). You can Copy and Paste these if you wish, the colours will not be included.

The actual UDP ports used have not changed from Panther and iChat 2 but they need the entry have them added at this stage whether you are Editing an old entry or creating a new one. The complete list of these is:-
5060, 5190, 5297, 5298, 5353, 5678, 16384-16403 (A/V Ports are the Pink Tiger colour, Bonjour is Green and the 5190 is plain for Text chatting and the Buddy List updating)

In table form.

Table Of Ports
Bonjour Jabber AIM iChat AV
TCP 5298 5220, 5222, 5223 5190  
UDP 5297, 5298, 5353 None 5190 5060, 5678, 16384-16403
ALL 5060, 5190, 5220, 5222, 5223, 5297, 5298, 5353, 5768, 16384-16403

I have given the table the same colours as the text above. The commas and spaces that follow each port is important as is the lack of a space at the point where the dash is.

Give the entry a name (Description) at thebottom of the main picture.

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The Ports entered in the MAc Firewall in Tiager (10.4.x) including Jabber, Bonjour, the Text Chatting port and the A/V ports.


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