Common Apple Ports

Port TCP or UDP Protocol RFC Service Name Purpose
7 TCP/UDP echo 792 echo
20 TCP File Transport Protocol (FTP) 959 ftp-data -ftpd
21 TCP FTP control 959 ftp -ftpd
22 TCP Secure Shell (SSH) 4253 ssh Xcode Server
23 TCP Telnet 854 telnet -telnet
25 TCP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) 5321 smtp Sending email and server-to-server mail communications
53 TCP/UDP Domain Name System (DNS) 1034 domain
67 UDP Bootstrap Protocol Server (BootP, bootps) 951 bootps NetBoot/DHCP
68 UDP Bootstrap Protocol Client (bootpc) 951 bootpc NetBoot/DHCP
69 UDP Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) 1350 tftp
79 TCP Finger 1288 finger
80 TCP Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 2616 http The Internets, default port for websites running on OS X and OS X Server, iCloud, iTunes Store, Software Update services, Backup, iCal calendar publishing, WebDAV (iDisk), Final Cut Server (deprecated), AirPlay, Internet Restore (Lion), Profile Manager, Xcode Server (Xcode, remote Git HTTP, && remote SVN HTTP).
88 TCP Kerberos 4120 kerberos
106 TCP Password Server 3com-tsmux Mac OS X Server Password Server
110 TCP Post Office Protocol (POP3) and Authenticated Post Office Protocol (APOP) 1939 pop3 Mail (for receiving email)
111 TCP/UDP Remote Procedure Call (RPC) 1057, 1831 sunrpc Portmap (sunrpc)
113 TCP Identification Protocol 1413 ident
115 TCP Simple File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) 913 sftp
119 TCP Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) 3977 nntp Newsgroup readers.
123 TCP/UDP Network Time Protocol (NTP) 1305 ntp Date & Time system preferences. Used to sync network time via ntp, AppleTV Network Time Server Sync
137 UDP Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) netbios-ns -Resolve windows naming for SMB
138 UDP NETBIOS Datagram Service netbios-dgm Windows Datagram Service, Windows Network Neighborhood
139 TCP Server Message Block (SMB) netbios-ssn Used by Microsoft Windows file and print services, such as Windows Sharing in Mac OS X.
143 TCP Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) 3501 imap Mail (for receiving email)
161 UDP Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) 1157 snmp
192 UDP OSU Network Monitoring System osu-nms AirPort Base Station PPP status or discovery (certain configurations), AirPort Admin Utility, AirPort Express Assistant
311 TCP Secure server administration asip-webadmin Server app, Server Admin (deprecated), Workgroup Manager (deprecated), Server Monitor (deprecated), Xsan Admin (deprecated).
312 TCP Xsan administration vslmp Xsan Admin (OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 and later)
389 TCP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) 4511 ldap Used by applications that look up addresses, such as Mail and Address Book.
427 TCP/UDP Service Location Protocol (SLP) 2608 svrloc Network Browser
443 TCP Secure Sockets Layer (SSL, or “HTTPS”) 2818 https TLS-based websites (including those created in OS X Server), iTunes Store, FaceTime, Game Center, iCloud auth/CalDAV/CardDAV, iCloud backup, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, iCloud webmail, iCloud Document Sync & Photo Stream, iCloud Key Value Store (KVS) Service, AirPlay, OS X Internet Restore, Profile Manager, Back to My Mac, Dictation, Xcode Server.
445 TCP Microsoft SMB Domain Server microsoft-ds
464 TCP/UDP kpasswd 3244 kpasswd -Kerberos Password Service
500 UDP ISAKMP/IKE 2408 isakmp OS X Server VPN service, Back to My Mac (to connect back to other computers when not on the same LAN)
514 TCP shell shell
514 UDP Syslog syslog -Syslog services, including redirected logs from
515 TCP Line Printer (LPR), Line Printer Daemon (LPD) printer Used for printing to a network printer and Printer Sharing (e.g. via System Preferences)
532 TCP netnews netnews
548 TCP Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) over TCP afpovertcp AppleShare, Personal File Sharing, Apple File Service (AFP)
554 TCP/UDP Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) 2326 rtsp QuickTime Streaming Server (QTSS), streaming media players, AirPlay
587 TCP Message Submission for Mail (Authenticated SMTP) 4409 submission encrypted sending of mail (for sending encrypted mail) and encrypted iCloud Mail (SMTP authentication)
600-1023 TCP/UDP Mac OS X RPC-based services ipcserver Used by NetInfo, for example
623 UDP Lights-Out-Monitoring asf-rmcp Used by Intel Xserves’ Lights-Out-Monitoring (LOM) feature; used by Server Monitor
625 TCP Open Directory Proxy (ODProxy) (Unregistered Use) dec_dlm Open Directory, Server app, Workgroup Manager; DirectoryServices in OS X Lion and earlier. Note: This port is registered to DEC DLM.
626 TCP AppleShare Imap Admin (ASIA) asia IMAP Administration (Mac OS X Server v10.2.8 or earlier)
626 UDP serialnumberd (Unregistered Use) asia Server serial number registration (Xsan, OS X Server v10.3 – v10.6)
631 TCP Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) 2910 ipp Mac OS X Printer Sharing, Printing to common printers
636 TCP Secure LDAP ldaps -lookup records over ldaps (e.g. via Active Directory, OpenLDAP, and Open Directory)
660 TCP Server administration mac-srvr-admin Server administration tools for OS X Server v10.4 and earlier, including AppleShare IP.
687 TCP Server administration asipregistry Server administration tools for Mac OS X Server v10.6 and earlier, including AppleShare IP.
749 TCP/UDP Kerberos 5 admin/changepw kerberos-adm
985 TCP NetInfo Static Port -Deprecated in 10.3, allowed rudimentary sharing of NetInfo (replaced with LDAP in subsequent versions)
993 TCP Mail IMAP SSL imaps iCloud Mail (SSL IMAP)
995 TCP/UDP Mail POP SSL pop3s
1085 TCP/UDP WebObjects webobjects
1099 & 8043 TCP Remote RMI and IIOP Acess to JBOSS rmiregistry
1220 TCP QT Server Admin qt-serveradmin Used for administration of QuickTime Streaming Server.
1640 TCP Certificate Enrollment Server cert-responder Profile Manager, SCEP
1649 TCP IP Failover kermit
1701 UDP L2TP l2f Mac OS X Server VPN service
1723 TCP PPTP pptp Mac OS X Server VPN service
1900 UDP SSDP ssdp Bonjour, Back to My Mac
2049 TCP/UDP Network File System (NFS) (version 3 and 4) 3530 nfsd -Can be required for protocols that require file sharing
2195 TCP Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) Push notifications (APNs – required to connect to Apple)
2196 TCP Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) Feedback service (APNs – required to receive feedback on what happened with push notifications/provide feedback to Apple)
2336 TCP Mobile account sync appleugcontrol Home directory synchronization
3004 TCP iSync csoftragent
3031 TCP/UDP Remote AppleEvents eppc Program Linking, Remote Apple Events
3283 TCP/UDP Net Assistant net-assistant Apple Remote Desktop 2.0 or later (Reporting feature)
3306 TCP MySQL mysql -Default port, configured in my.cnf
3478-3497 UDP nat-stun-port – ipether232port FaceTime, Game Center
3632 TCP Distributed compiler distcc
3659 TCP/UDP Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) apple-sasl Mac OS X Server Password Server
3689 TCP Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) daap iTunes Music Sharing, AirPlay
3690 TCP/UDP Subversion svn Xcode Server (anonymous remote SVN)
4111 TCP XGrid xgrid
4398 UDP Game Center
4488 TCP Apple Wide Area Connectivity Service awacs-ice Back To My Mac
4500 UDP IPsec NAT Traversal 4306 ipsec-msft Back to My Mac and OS X Server VPN when using IPsec
5003 TCP FileMaker – name binding and transport fmpro-internal -Common database solution owned by Apple
5009 TCP (Unregistered Use) winfs AirPort Utility, AirPort Express Assistant
5060 UDP Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) 3261 sip iChat/Messages
5100 TCP socalia OS X camera and scanner sharing
5190 TCP/UDP America Online aol Messages and AOL Instant Messenger
5222 TCP XMPP (Jabber) 3920 jabber-client Messages and Jabber messages
5223 TCP Apple Push Notification Service Back to My Mac, DAV Services (Contacts, Calendars, and Bookmarks), APNS, FaceTime, Game Center, Photo Stream
5269 TCP XMPP server-to-server communication 3920 jabber-server iChat Server
5297 TCP iChat (local traffic)
5298 TCP/UDP iChat (local traffic)
5350 UDP NAT Port Mapping Protocol Announcements Bonjour, Back to My Mac
5351 UDP NAT Port Mapping Protocol nat-pmp Bonjour, Back to My Mac, Rendezvous (deprecated)
5353 UDP Multicast DNS (MDNS) 3927 mdns Bonjour, AirPlay, Home Sharing, Printer Discovery, Back to My Mac
5432 TCP PostgreSQL postgresql Not exposed by default.
5678 UDP SNATMAP server rrac Determines the external Internet address (e.g. for iChat AV)
5897-5898 UDP (Unregistered Use) xrdiags
5900 TCP Virtual Network Computing (VNC)(Unregistered Use) vnc-server Apple Remote Desktop 2.0 or later (Observe/Control feature)Screen Sharing (Mac OS X 10.5 or later)
5988 TCP WBEM HTTP wbem-http Apple Remote Desktop 2.x (see
6970-9999 UDP QuickTime Streaming Server
7070 TCP RTSP (Unregistered Use)Automatic Router Configuration Protocol (ARCP – Registered Use) arcp QuickTime Streaming Server (RTSP) – this service is so old, people didn’t look down their nose at you if you didn’t bother to register a service. Wait, they did. Never mind…
7070 UDP RTSP alternate arcp QuickTime Streaming Server
7777 TCP Messages server file transfer proxy cbt
8000-8999 TCP irdmi iTunes Radio streams
8005 TCP Tomcat remote shutdown
8008 TCP Calendar service http-alt OS X Server v10.5 and later, also referred to as iCal Server
8080 TCP Alternate port for Apache web service http-alt Also Java/JBOSS HTTP in Mac OS X Server 10.4 and earlier
8085-8087 TCP Wiki service Mac OS X Server v10.5 and later
8088 TCP Software Update service radan-http Mac OS X Server v10.4 and later
8089 TCP Web email rules Mac OS X Server v10.6 and later
8096 TCP Web Password Reset Mac OS X Server v10.6.3 and later
8170 TCP HTTPS (web service/site) Podcast Capture/podcast CLI
8171 TCP HTTP (web service/site) Podcast Capture/podcast CLI
8175 TCP Pcast Tunnel pcastagentd (for control operations, camera and so on). Podcast Producer is now deprecated.
8443 TCP Calendar service (SSL) pcsync-https Mac OS X Server v10.5 and later. Was JBOSS HTTPS in Mac OS X Server 10.4 and earlier.
8800 TCP Contacts service sunwebadmin Mac OS X Server v10.6 and later, also referred to as Address Book service
8843 TCP Contacts service (SSL) Mac OS X Server v10.6 and later, also referred to as Address Book service
8821, 8826 TCP Stored Final Cut Server (fcsvr, now deprecated)
8891 TCP ldsd Final Cut Server data transfers, now deprecated
9006 TCP Tomcat standalone Java/OS X Server v10.6 and earlier
9100 TCP Printing Used for printing to certain network printers
9418 TCP/UDP git pack transfer git Xcode Server (remote git)
11211 memcached (unregistered) Calendar Server
16080 TCP Web service with performance cache
16384-16403 UDP Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP) connected, – Messages AV (Audio RTP, RTCP; Video RTP, RTCP)
16384-16387 UDP Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP) connected, – FaceTime, Game Center
16393-16402 UDP Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP) FaceTime, Game Center
16403-16472 UDP Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP) Game Center
24000-24999 TCP med-ltp Performance cache for the web service
42000-42999 TCP iTunes Radio streams
49152-65535 TCP Xsan Xsan Filesystem Access
49152-65535 UDP Back to My Mac
50003 FileMaker server
50006 FileMaker helper

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