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Old 12-09-2005, 04:22 AM   #1
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Opening up "custom" ports on CentOS/VMware

Hi All,
I posted a similar question in the networking forum but maybe my problem is more related to security.

I'm running a CentOS server on a Vmware virtual machine and have problems accessing certain ports on the machine. The ports are accessible locally and nmap reports that my servers are listening.

However, from my host machine (Win XP running VMware 5.5) some ports are NOT visible and any attempt to connect to the ports generate a "connection refused" or "connection failed"

As far as I know, I'm NOT running any firewall. Ipchains is not installed and to be sure I've run 'service iptables stop' and 'chkconfig iptables off'. I'm on an internal network with no firewall/router intervention (Same problem occurs if I run the Vmware network in NAT or Host-only modes).

nmap localhost output:
22/tcp open ssh
25/tcp open smtp
111/tcp open rpcbind
631/tcp open ipp
926/tcp open unknown
1489/tcp open dmdocbroker
1497/tcp open rfx-lm
1521/tcp open oracle
32771/tcp open sometimes-rpc5

nmap from remote client:
22/tcp open ssh
111/tcp open rpcbind
631/tcp open ipp
926/tcp open unknown
1521/tcp open oracle
32771/tcp open sometimes-rpc5

I need to access the ports 1489 and 1497 remotely (smtp is not configured so probably only accepts access from localhost).

Any ideas?
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