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Jazz on standard ports


Richard Duncan (2631) | asked Feb 02 '10, 12:19 p.m.
We have noticed a few situations where firewalls are blocking outgoing access to non-standard ports (that is anything but port 80 and port 443). In some of these cases port 9443 works, but some of the others (e.g., 9444 and 9445) will not. In architecting a solution where more than one Jazz server is on the same host if port numbers can't be used to differentiate the various services (RTC versus RQM say), then the next logical way to handle this is with host names or ip addresses.

Has anyone setup such an environment? If so what are your experiences? Were you able to use Tomcat by altering the config file? Did you need to resort to using a front end like Apache?

Finally has anyone seen a good write-up on this?

Thanks in advance,

Rich

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Pross (1.1k4458) | answered Feb 12 '10, 6:35 a.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
I also would like to know, if it is possible to run RTC on port 80 and 443?
Someone tried this?

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Jose Miguel Ordax Cassa (2.4k3126100) | answered Feb 12 '10, 7:08 a.m.
On 2/12/2010 12:38 PM, hajo62 wrote:
I also would like to know, if it is possible to run RTC on port 80 and
443?
Someone tried this?


I found this tech note some months ago explaining how to change default
ports. It is related to RRC but I suspect the same applies to RTC.

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3488&uid=swg21329501

Note: I haven't done in RTC myself so I can't guarantee it works and it
is supported.

Hope it helps,

Chemi.

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Ralph Schoon (62.7k33643) | answered Feb 12 '10, 9:14 a.m.
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Hi,

I change the ports all the time for demo and other purposes. With Apache this is done in the server.xml. Really easy, two places. Search for 80 and 9443. Just make sure mo other http server is running on them. If you have the Rational Web Platform installed (ReQWeb, CQWeb) or any other standard http server (e.g. a hp printer service tool,....) than you can clearly see the issue in the apache startup log.

Which is - my assumption - the reason for having different ports by default.

If you want to run several RTC or other Apache based servers on one machine, you also need to change the shutdown ports....

Ralph

On 2/12/2010 12:38 PM, hajo62 wrote:
I also would like to know, if it is possible to run RTC on port 80 and
443?
Someone tried this?


I found this tech note some months ago explaining how to change default
ports. It is related to RRC but I suspect the same applies to RTC.

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3488&uid=swg21329501

Note: I haven't done in RTC myself so I can't guarantee it works and it
is supported.

Hope it helps,

Chemi.

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Pross (1.1k4458) | answered Mar 01 '10, 7:49 a.m.
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Ok, I've tried 80 and 9443 and it seem's to work fine.
The easiest way to modify the ports (on a linux machine) running with tomcat:
cd /opt/IBM/JazzTeamServer/server/tomcat/conf

cp server.xml server.xml.saf
sudo sed -i 's/9443/443/' server.xml
sudo sed -i 's/9080/80/' server.xml

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