Knowledgebase: Troubleshooting
Cannot access PresSTORE from remote
Posted by Sven Koester on 05 June 2007 12:35

PresSTORE uses by default the port address 8000 to offer its service over the network.
It is possible to change this port during installation. Please do not use system reserved ports (i.e. port numbers below 1024) for PresSTORE because these are often handled specially by several tools. (e.g. Browsers like Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer have special handling for port 80, 21, 443 and probably others).

When accessing PresSTORE on the local host, please use the following URL:
    http://localhost:8000/login
In case this does not work, the PresSTORE server is either not running or configured to run on a different port. 


When accessing the PresSTORE server from a remote machine, please use the following URL:
    http://ps-server:8000/login
where ps-server is the IP address of the host running PresSTORE, e.g. an address like 192.168.1.23.

In case you do not get the PresSTORE login window on your browser, but you can access it from the local machine, please check the following items:

  1. Did you enter the complete URL, beginning with http:// and ending with  /login
  2. Did you probably enter a host name instead of an address and the host name cannot be resolved? Try using the ip address instead
  3. Is there an active firewall between your host and the presstore host? Firewall will deny access to port 8000 by default.
As PresSTORE uses the same port 8000 for data communication, there is usually no connection problem between server and client once you succeeded in accessing the PresSTORE user interface over the same line.
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Comments (6)
Michael
23 October 2012 15:51
What if I can't access the PresSTORE login window on the local machine?
Andre Kuehnemund
26 October 2012 12:57
As the article states: "In case this does not work, the PresSTORE server is either not running or configured to run on a different port."

Please check the three items listed further down in the article to see if one of those could be the underlying cause. If none of those solves the issue, please open a support ticket and attach the support data from your Presstore server.
Thomas Liebchen
19 November 2012 15:18
And what if i want to access the PresSTORE server from a remote machine that is @ another Subnet? Because i noticed that you can only access from a machine that is in the same subnet for example 192.168.10.xxx and not from a machine that is @ 192.168.11.xxx or with portforwarding from an external Internet accessible IP.
Sven Koester
31 December 2012 10:05
The subnet is not a problem here, you can access PresSTORE from any machine in any network, provided there is no blocking firewall in between. However it may be required to enter the ip-address instead of the server name, depending on your DNS resolution setup.
Gary Wolfe
01 August 2016 19:27
Installed 5.3.2 in a FreeNAS freebsd 9.3 jail. I can ssh the to jail as root so I know that my password is correct.

After installation, visiting http://10.1.10.2/login from my main workstation gives me to P5 login page. Enter credentials for root result in a brief load, where [encrypted] replaces the data in the user field and the password field is filled with "bullet point glyphs" and where it should display the main admin area I am present with the same P5 login page.

Checking the p5 log in the jail install, I see:
[01/Aug/2016:03:40:44][11056.8092e3800][-conn:lexxsrv:gui:0] Warning: Bad login: invalid password for user: root
[01/Aug/2016:03:40:52][11056.8092e3800][-conn:lexxsrv:gui:0] Warning: Bad login: invalid password for user: root
[01/Aug/2016:03:41:14][11056.8092e3800][-conn:lexxsrv:gui:0] Warning: Bad login: invalid password for user: root
[01/Aug/2016:03:42:08][11056.8092e3800][-conn:lexxsrv:gui:0] Warning: Bad login: invalid password for user: root
[01/Aug/2016:03:43:00][11056.8092e3800][-conn:lexxsrv:gui:0] Warning: Bad login: invalid password for user: root

What additional 'magic' am I missing?

Thanks,
--Gary
Andre Kuehnemund
31 August 2016 18:34
This is probably why:

"Jails have their own set of users and their own root account which are limited to the jail environment. The root account of a jail is not allowed to perform operations to the system outside of the associated jail environment."

(Source: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/jails.html)

In order to be able to do its job of being able to access all mounted file systems with full permissions, the root account can't be limited to a jail environment. P5 uses PAM for authentication and doesn't appear to be working with the root account of the jail.
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