Port Numbers Used by Lion Server Services
Each Lion Server service has a standard port associated with it. For example, the default port for IMAP e-mail is TCP port 143. When used with SSL encryption, the default IMAP port is TCP 993. Some services have a range of ports. Web service defaults to TCP 8080, but has a range of TCP 8000–8999 that you can use.
A firewall blocks incoming traffic through software ports (settings identified by port numbers) and by port type: TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol). A port can be open, which allows traffic to come through, or closed, which blocks traffic.
If you’re configuring a firewall that’s not on Lion Server, take a look at the list of the default port numbers used by Lion Server. You also use these port numbers if you’re doing port forwarding for an Internet router. Of course, a firewall on Lion Server also uses these numbers, but Server Admin lists Lion’s services by name, as well as the numbers, so all you need to do is select them.
Apple has a more extensive list of ports that Apple networking software uses.
|Service||Port Number||Port Type|
|Address Book Server||8008||TCP|
|Address Book Server with SSL||8443||TCP|
|iCal Server with SSL||8443||TCP|
|iChat Server with SSL||5223||TCP|
|iChat Server file transfer||7777||TCP|
|iChat audio/video RTP and RTCP||16384–16403||UDP|
|Mail, SMTP standard||25||TCP|
|Mail service SMTP submission||587||TCP|
|Mail service IMAP||143||TCP|
|Mail clients IMAP with SSL||993||TCP|
|Mail service POP3||110||TCP|
|Mail clients POP3 with SSL||995||TCP|
|Profile Manager services||Same as web HTTP, HTTPS||TCP|
|Remote login SSH (Secure Shell)||22||TCP|
|Screen sharing (VNC)||5900||TCP|
|VPN L2TP IKE NAT Traversal||4500||UDP|
|VPN L2TP ISAKMP/IKE||500||UDP|
|VPN L2TP ESP (firewall only)||IP protocol 50||n/a|
|web service HTTP||80 or 8080
|web service HTTPS with SSL
|web service custom website||8000-8999||TCP|
|Wiki, web calendar, webmail||Same as web HTTP, HTTPS||TCP|