[thelist] Question about SQL Server

Boris Mann boris at bmannconsulting.com
Fri Aug 8 11:13:46 CDT 2003


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Schwake" <lombar at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 11:31 AM
>> We currently have a database residing on SQL server on
>> a local server in our office.


>> Is there any way to do this without the hosting company
>> having our database stored on their servers?

On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 11:53 AM, Joshua Olson wrote:

> SQL Server uses port 1433 (by default) for it's remote connections.  
> So long
> as no firewalls between your ISP and your local server prevent access 
> via
> this port and the IP of the local box is reachable from the ISP you 
> should
> be able to connect the servers together.  If the IP's are reachable 
> but that
> port is not available, you can reconfigure SQL server to use another 
> port,
> if one is available.

If you do have firewalls/NAT in between you and your ISP (likely -- 
which also means the IP address wouldn't be directly accessible) you 
could enable port forwarding on your firewall/router/gateway device to 
forward port 1433 to your SQL Server box. This means you'll also need a 
static IP address and/or domain on your gateway (could accomplish this 
with DynDNS, but your database would be inaccessible for a period of 
time after your IP changed and before the update propagated).

Boris Mann

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