What ports does Director use?

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What ports do I need to open in my firewall for Director?
If I use Port Address Translation (PAT), what ports do I need to forward for Director?



With SGME 5.4.2 and later, the Director appliance uses the following ports:

  • 8082 for accessing the Director Management Console and to enable Director to start the ProxySG Management Console
  • 8085 and 8086 for registering devices
  • (pre-version 8085 for downloading the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) application used to start the Management Console
  • (version and later) 8087 for downloading the JNLP application used to start the Management Console
  • 22 for Secure Shell (SSH) access
  • 23 for Telnet if Telnet is enabled (Telnet is disabled by default)
  • 873 (UDP) for standby

The ports are used as follows:

  • Director Management Console to Web browser on 8085 or 8087 (download the JNLP application)
  • Director Management Console to Director on 22 (for general communication)
  • Director Management Console to ProxySG on 8082 (for statistics only)
  • Director Management Console to Director on 8082 (for Java WebStart launch)
  • Director appliance to ProxySG on 8082 (getting updated Java Archive (.jar) files after a ProxySG upgrade)
  • Director appliance to ProxySG on 22
  • Director appliance to Director appliance on 873 (UDP) for standby
  • Registration, ProxySG to Director appliance on 8085 and 8086
Additional Information
Bug Number
InQuira Doc IdKB3457

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First Published      10/01/2014
Last Modified      02/24/2017
Last Published      02/24/2017
Article Audience
Product      Director-510
Software      Director 5, Director 6.1
Topic      Networking
Article Number      000015461
Summary      This article lists the ports that must be open on the firewall for Director to operate correctly.
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