msn messenger on school network

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by skeley69, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. skeley69 macrumors member

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    hey, does anybody know how to use the mac msn messenger on a school's network. ive tried using the http connections option but still doesnt want to allow to sign in. do i have to enable firewall or something? any help would be great!! Thanx
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    the easiest thing they could have done was disable writing new files to the ~:Library:preferences folder. But yeah, getting things to work that are blocked on a school network is usually a no-go.
     
  3. hob macrumors 68020

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    i've been doing stuff with school networks (being a student at one) for the last 7 years! I can only now get on msn messenger because i have the teacher-level internet ip address... there's a slower connection for students with everything blocked, and a faster one for teachers unblocked!!

    The answer is - if ur admin's disabled the port, there ain't no way ur gettin in through!

    (Incase you don't know, firewalls prevent access through certain ports. MSN messenger is probably disabled through that!)

    Hope that's a decent explaination even though it's no help!!

    Hob
     
  4. cwalton macrumors member

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    Hi Hob,

    Do you know which port MSN Messenger runs on Mac?

    C.
     
  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    It uses TCP ports 80, 443, 1863.

    cwalton,

    I also left the same post on your thread.
     
  6. cwalton macrumors member

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    1863 it is. Job done :)

    Thanks for your help Tomf.
     
  7. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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