Streaming On Demand Video on Port...?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ccroo, May 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Dear Folks:

    It seems like everyone streams on Port 80. Is this true?

    Quicktime Server wants to stream on Ports 554, 7070, 6970-6999, I believe. Are these routinely blocked by routers and firewalls? Is it foolhardy to use these ports?

    I want to stream (real stream, not progressive download) and would like to leave Port 80 alone. I also want people in their homes to access my video without problems.

    What do people do? Does everyone just end up streaming on 80?

    (Will be streaming MPEG4 via OS X Server on Xserve.)

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    #2
    port 80 is mainly used for web sharing. (for your website)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, port 80 for websites. But it seems lots of people (most) funnel their streaming through 80 to avoid firewall concerns. Just how common is this practice?
     

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