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  • Question


    Hi, I have an ASP.NET web service (written in VS 2008) running on a server on the web (Windows Server 2003).


    I have to open up port 80 in the firewall on my client PC that consumes the service through a winforms app


    If I do not open up the port I get this exception:


    System.Web.WebException:  "Unable to connect to the remote server"


    This is my first web service, so it’s all a bit confusing at the moment.


    Anyway my question is whether there is any way that I can avoid my users having to open up this port on there firewall?


    I use a commercial product that connects to a web service very much like mine and I get through no problem (It is running on the same server) without having to open up the port, so I guess it must be possible


    Thanks for you help in this matter




    • Edited by Talyrond Friday, June 20, 2008 3:23 PM Missing info
    • Moved by Peter Ritchie Friday, June 20, 2008 3:25 PM off-topic
    Friday, June 20, 2008 2:48 PM