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Symptom:

The Men & Mice update service is listening by default on port 4603/TCP.

Problem:

Although the port 4603/TCP is reserved for the Men & Mice Update service in the IANA database, there might be a different software already running on that port.

Solution

Version: Men & Mice Suite 6.2.2.3+ (all platforms)

The TCP port for the updater service can be changed. It must be changed on the mmupdate service and also on Men & Mice Central (mmcentral). All remote servers must listen on the same TCP port for update messages from Men & Mice Central. It is not possible to run the Men & Mice Update service on different ports for different servers.

Stop both services, the Men & Mice Central service and the remote Men & Mice updater service

On the machine running the Men & Mice Update service, append the following line to the Men & Mice Updater 'preferences.cfg' file (create the file if it does not exist):
<Arguments value="-p 12345" />

Where '12345' is the TCP port number the Men & Mice update service should use.

Start the Men & Mice Update service and check that the process in listening on the new port (using 'netstat -na' or 'lsof -i')

On the machine running the Men & Mice Central service, append the following line to the Men & Mice Central 'preferences.cfg' file (create the file if it does not exist):

<UpdateAgentPortNumber value="12345" />

Where '12345' is the TCP port number the Men & Mice update service is using on the remote system(s).

Start the Men & Mice Central service.
 

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