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If the ports are blocked you can't

  • connect to the M&M Central with the Management Console / CLI / Web-Interface / SOAP-interface
  • add a DNS/DHCP Server (Controller) to the M&M Central.
  • auto-update the DNS/DHCP Server Controllers to a newer version (starting with version 6.2 for supported platforms)


The Men & Mice Suite uses two services, in addition to the DNS/DHCP service itself.

  • Men & Mice DNS Server Controller service listens on port 1337/TCP.
  • Men & Mice DHCP Server Controller service listens on port 4151/TCP.
  • Men & Mice Updater service listens on port 4603/TCP (Starting with version 6.2 of the Men & Mice Suite an additional service is used to implement the auto-update functionality)

The Men & Mice Central service listens on port 1231/TCP for inbound connections from the Management Console / CLI / Web-Interface / SOAP-Interface.
These Ports are officially registered by Men & Mice for the Men & Mice Suite modules (

Of course, the DNS service itself listens on the standard port 53, both UDP and TCP.


The Men & Mice Management Console connects only to the Central service. The Central service connects to all the associated DNS/DHCP Server Controller services to the updater service.


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