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Named Pipes and TCP-IP

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Hi All

We have a web server (using IIS 5.0 and SQL Server 2000) that uses only TCP-IP as its network protocol and we are filtering out all but 4 ports. We are using Named Pipes as our NetLib. When we try to connect to the server from another machine using Named Pipes, we run into a "SQL Server Not Found" type of error. Is this because of the filtering or is there something else going on behind the scenes?

Thanks in advance.

Clayton
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Why are you using named pipes instead of TCP/IP?  Is 1433 one of the open ports?
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listening....
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Hi Again

1433 is closed but there is no reason why we couldn't use the TCP-IP netlib. This is more an academic question. I'm not quite sure of the differences between TCP-IP (Network protocol) TCP-IP (Net-Lib) and Named Pipes. I am just looking for clarification on exactly why I can't get to the server using Named Pipes. I suspect it is the TCP-IP filters but I'm not sure. I guess the real queestion is....do the TCP-IP filters in place block Named Pipes?

Thanks!
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They will. SQL still requires the port to be open unless you are using IPX.
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named pipes rely on access to the IPC$ share so you would have to open up tcp 139...if you're attempting to connect via the nbtname, then you will also need name resolution in the form of a lmhosts entry, wins and/or nbtname port udp 137.

if you already have these enabled, then:

after getting the error message, try the following on the client machine

net use \\[servername]

if you get a message asking for username and password then
reissue the command with the appropriate parameters
net use \\[servername] [password] /user:[username]

if it succeeds then retry to connect...it _should_ work as you now have a session token with which to use to connect to a named pipe...

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Thanks Droby...that was exactly what I needed to know.
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