on 08-11-2011 13:09
I'm currently trying to do an online course that requires me to have port 443 open, as far as I can see everything is OK with my PC and router, but the port is still blocked. My obvious question, despite reading several entries on this forum, is have VM started to block this port for some reason?
on 08-11-2011 18:19
Thanks for the response
Yep, Firewall enabled, firewall disabled run port scanner and the port is blocked, tried port forwarding on router, set up rules in firewall, it all seems to say that the port is being blocked externally!!
Next step is to find a cauldron, light a fire and go looking for wing of bat and ear of newt etc :-)
08-11-2011 19:08 - edited 08-11-2011 19:09
I'm currently trying to do an online course that requires me to have port 443 open,
What online course requires you to have port 443 open? All online courses are outbound to port 443 there is no reason at all and without question why they need a inbound connection to you.
Its more likely that you need Java.
on 09-11-2011 06:18
on 09-11-2011 09:28
Thanks for the responses, much appreciated
Course is from MS
Latest flash and java installed, already tried on different machine still the same, Windows 7 firewall disabled, router firewall disabled (for testing), ran the tester from MS learning to see if you can access their labs as part of the course, and it still comes back and says that port 443 is closed, ShieldsUp reports port in stealth mode, only conclusion I can come to is that something external to my setup is blocking this port
Cheers for all the help Folks
on 10-11-2011 08:53
Well, wierdest thing I've ever come across, it seems to be a problem with W7 and IE9 accessing the site! Press ganged an old XP machine back into service and it works fine. I'm going back to my old idea of a cauldron etc, pure black magic this stuff sometimes :-)
Thanks for all the help
on 11-11-2011 11:07
Thanks for letting us know.