Summary
This article provides information on ports used by BoKS up to and including version 6.7. For information relating to later versions of BoKS, please see Reference: Ports used by BoKS version 7 and later.
Description
BoKS Manager communicates on a set of 4 ports, specified by a base port and the following numbers. The default base port for BoKS Manager is 6500.
The BoKS Manager web server uses https port 6505 and 6506 (BoKS 6.5 - 6.7). BoKS 7.0 uses the FoxT Control Center.
The BoKS Manager csspsrv daemon uses port 2478.
Default ports, which may be changed, are used as follows:
Port number Protocol Service
6500 tcp,udp Master in. Replicas to the Master.
6501 tcp,udp Server Agents to Master and Replica in for authentication requests to servc daemon.
6502 tcp Replica in to servm, updates from the Master.
6503 tcp Server Agent in (clntd daemon), communication from Master.
6504 ssh Remote updating of Server Agents by boks_upgrade.
6505, 6506 https The old BoKS Manager remote administration GUI. Requires token or certificate authentication. Note that this function has been replaced by FoxT Control Center.
6507 ssl Used for autoregistration of hosts by the boks_hostpreregd daemon. This daemon is contacted by BoKS Server Agents for Unix/Linux at install when host autoregistration is used.
2478 ssl/tcp csspd server, used by BoKS Desktop 5.6 and later.
1024-65535 tcp, udp Sending from Master, Replica or Server Agent to one of the above ports, after the session has been established.
4343 bccasd The admin server for FoxT Control Center.
8443 https FoxT Control Center web server. This may be running on the BoKS Master or on another host in the BoKS domain.
To change the 4 ports BoKS uses for communication you only need to change the base port. This will also allow you to run multiple BoKS domains on the same network.
To set the base port on a BoKS host:
1. Add lines with the following syntax to the /etc/services file:
boks portnumber/tcp
Example:
boks 6530/tcp
Note: The base port must be the same for all BoKS Server Agents for Unix/Linux in the same domain, as well as the Master and Replicas.
For additional information, please see the Administration Guide for your BoKS version.

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Last Modified On: December 19, 2018