I have a windows 2003 server VPS and have installed Projetex Server on it. Apparently, it uses Firebird as the database on port 211. However, my client connection attempts were unsuccessful - with the clients just reporting that port 211 is closed. My firewall is off. I checked with netstat, the port 211 isn't open.

I tried installing the server and client components on the same machine and the client connection succeeded there. External connections were still broken, though.

How do I fix it?

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  • Have you talked to your VPS host's tech support to see if they block or reserve it? – MDMoore313 Mar 27 '13 at 15:50
  • Did you do a portscan on your vps? Did it tell you it was "open" or "filtered" ? – timmeyh Mar 27 '13 at 15:55

I checked with netstat, the port 211 isn't open

If the command you used to check was a netstat -an | find /I ":211" on your server then it simply tells you that you have not started any process which would listen for incoming connections at port 211. With this being the case, all firewall configuration is in vain - you need something there accepting connections in the first place.

As you aim to use Projetex Server, this would mainly involve installing and starting the Projetex Server and making sure the database server (apparently a Firebird DBMS instance) is configured for accepting network connections. Running netstat -an | find /I ":211" should return at least one socket in LISTEN state at your.ip.add.ress:211

  • What can i do to listen in that port? – rakela Mar 28 '13 at 7:37
  • I run the firebird database on server, as projetex.com/help/v9/index.html?internet_connection.htm , it's ok. I try to connect to it remotely from projetex workstation by IP / port to server. It tells me that port 211 is closed. – rakela Mar 28 '13 at 7:57
  • i mean i installed both server and workstation projetex in both computers and the server is online. I tried installing them on one computer and the connection was established. I can't do it remotely. :( – rakela Mar 28 '13 at 8:16
  • @rakela please post the netstat output. And include the information that you are using Projetex with a Firebird database which is supposed to listen on port 211 in your question - it might help getting it re-opened. – the-wabbit Mar 28 '13 at 8:24
  • I get nothing in output. tinypic.com/r/35cj5fl/6 :( tinypic.com/r/dy0yzo/6 – rakela Mar 28 '13 at 8:28

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