How to Check if a Port is Open to Stream on Mac


Ports For Live Streaming on Dacast

Dacast needs ports 80, 443, or 1935 open to live stream. The first port that You use when streaming is 1935. Most setups should have these ports already opened by default.

How to Find Open Ports on a Mac

You can find what ports are open on an OS X version of Mac fairly easily by doing the following:

STEP 1: Open “Network Utility,” located in the “Utilities” folder in the “Applications” folder, and click “Port Scan.”

STEP 2: Type your IP address, and then click the “Scan” button. To find your IP address, choose Apple > System Preferences, click Network, and then, select a network service, such as Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

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Alternatively, you can try using the “Only test ports between” option to verify the ones Dacast uses. For example, you can search on ports 80 to 88 to see if that particular port is open.

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.