MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cwalton, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. cwalton macrumors member

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    Hi, hope someone can help!

    I have to use MSN Messenger for some work I'm doing right now, however, I work in two locations. In the office, I MSN will not sign in, and I am certain that this is due to our office firewall. MSN signs in fine on the PC's in the office, but my Mac won't :( .

    Does anyone know the port number used by MSN Messenger for Mac? I am positive that it is different to that used On Windows systems, but support for Macs on the Microsoft Website is abysmal (no supprises there...)

    TIA,

    C
     
  2. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    UK
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    Look in network preferences, in the Firewall, when you first run MSN messenger it puts its port range there.

    I'm on a PC at the moment, but when I get home if you can't find it I'll post them.

    AppleMatt
     
  3. tomf87 macrumors 65816

    tomf87

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    Are the PC's configured to use MSN and other services such as web browsing through a proxy? If that's the case, enter the same proxy information into MSN Msgr via Preferences then Connection.
     
  4. cwalton thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your replies,

    I checked the ports, 6891 - 6900, they are open for outbound (according to our network admin, but I have little faith)

    TomF - We don't use a proxy server.

    I am stumped.
     
  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816

    tomf87

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    #5
    You need TCP ports:

    80
    443
    1863

    I confirmed this through a dump of the traffic and our firewall.
     

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