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Old 12-09-2005, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I be able to talk to a web server on port 81 with my BB? I.e., get a web page with a URL of the format: http://<domain>.com:81/<path>? I get an error when I try to do this.

My situation:
- Company-issued BB (configured to sync w/ company Exchange server) -- does that mean BES?
- My company blocks outgoing port 81, so I can't view such a URL from my browser at work. Does my browsing via my BB go through the corporate network, resulting in that http request being blocked?
- I'm running a web server (Apache) at home on port 81 as Verizon FIOS (fiber optic) blocks port 80. My Apache logs show no indication whatsoever of a request coming in (the request is blocked upstream somewhere).

Thanks for any help.

Old 09-24-2006, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same issue with BB Pearl 8100 on T-Mobile.

I appreciate any and all help.


Old 09-24-2006, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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BlackBerry handhelds can only access webpages that are on standard ports. See Knolwedge Center Article Number: KB-03504 for more details.

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Old 09-24-2006, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe it's Port 8080 that you want.
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Since your company blocks port 81, you cannot browse with the BES browser "BlackBerry Browser" since everything goes thru your company's BES (That's why you can access your internal Intranet contents).

With the "Internet Browser", you should be able to browse to your home webserver, although some lower number ports are still blocked by RIM's firewalls. Try use a high number like 8000, but port 443 should work also..
Old 09-27-2006, 07:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ports blocked by RIM firewalls.... sounds like the original post is going through BES. In this case "RIM's firelwalls" won't be able to read the packet that has the data encrypted after it say IPPP packet type. That would include the payload, which would have the http request.

For Doug, I believe that article says how to get to a site with non-standard port and it looks like that is being used.

In this case, you state that your company blocks outbound port 81... if that is the case, then you answered your own question. However, if that is additional brainstorming, I would say a good place to start is, what is the http error you get on your handheld? Do you see the request hitting your firewall, or web access/error logs?...

Can you get to your webserver from your company computer from internet explorer?

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