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Topic # 201977 12-Sep-2016 16:03
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Now that I have a HG659 router on VF, I find I can no longer use port 8080 for one of my port forwarding rules.

 

What port could I use instead, it's for a second website on my WHS2011 box.

 

Would 9090 be OK?





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  Reply # 1627972 12-Sep-2016 16:06
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I believe you can pick pretty much any port you like up to 65000 that is not in use on the router or on your network.

 

You may also be able to do a port translation in the router, where requests come in on port 9090 from the outside world, and the router forwards them on 8080 to your internal server.

 

Not all applications respond well to a change of port or port translation.





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  Reply # 1627973 12-Sep-2016 16:06
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port translation may also be called port redirection





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  Reply # 1627975 12-Sep-2016 16:12
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kiwifidget:

 

Now that I have a HG659 router on VF, I find I can no longer use port 8080 for one of my port forwarding rules.

 

What port could I use instead, it's for a second website on my WHS2011 box.

 

Would 9090 be OK?

 

 

We use 6080 & 7080 as alternatives. Generally 8080 is reserved for Apache/Tomcat.

 

Ive seen people use 8181.


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  Reply # 1628007 12-Sep-2016 17:31
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Generally 8080 is reserved for Apache/Tomcat.

 

 

Apache/Tomcat is only an unofficial use of the port, it's officially the http_alt port and most often used for proxies at least in my experience.





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  Reply # 1628115 12-Sep-2016 19:42
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You can pretty much pick any non-common port not listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers

 

My preference would go something like: 80, 8080, 81, 82, 83... or 8081, 8082, 8083...

 

 

 

However I don't see why you wouldn't be able to port forward TCP 8080 on your HG659. 

 

You may need to login to the router's admin side [Admin / VF-NZhg659 or "@"+ last 8 digits of your S/N e.g. "@12345678"] and disable remote management (TR069 etc) or change the remote management and/or web interface port(s) away from 8080. Note: Vodafone will no-longer be able to support your router remotely.

 

Otherwise may have to flash an alternative ISP firmware as discussed here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=165856&page_no=2

 

 


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