Allowing a given port to only be access by a given application

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by nathanjlaw, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. nathanjlaw

    nathanjlaw Guest


    Is it possible to configure windows server 2000 or 2003 to only allow
    a given port to be used by a given application, e.g. application named
    fred can only use port 123 and no other application can ever use port

    The reason for this is that occasionaly the application must be taken
    down and during this time other applications can grab the port so when
    fred comes back up it cannot run on that port.

    I am not a server expert and it is not my applications, but a client
    was experiencing this situation and I thought I would ask around if
    there was such a configuration that could be put in place.


    nathanjlaw, Jun 13, 2008
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  2. In short, no, afraid not.

    It is a little bit bad to run two applications that want to use the same
    port on a system though.
    Chris Dent [MVP], Jun 16, 2008
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  3. nathanjlaw

    nathanjlaw Guest

    i agree with that, but it is not my system so I cannot do anything
    about it except to recommend. To be more specific though, application
    A is set up to use port 788. Everything works fine. What is
    happening is that when this application is shtu down, other
    applications automatically grab this open port randomly, e..g. not all
    the time.
    nathanjlaw, Jun 19, 2008
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