I am brand new at this. When I try to access the AOPA Real-Time Flight Planner web site this is the message I get. What can I do? Thank you.
Users of the Real-Time Flight Planner behind corporate or personal firewalls will need to have access through the following ports.
Flight Planner Program: port 1986
CSC DUATS access: port 80
CSC DUATS access: port 23
DTC DUATS access: port 8096
The best indication that there is a firewall involved is when you start the program and it tries to connect to the three possible servers, and then fails to connect. When the program does connect to a server it will return a box asking for the AOPA username and password.
If you are using a Proxy Server, then CSC DUATS may not be going through. Firewalls commonly block port 80, and require web traffic to use a proxy server. Unfortunately, CSC DUATS connections are not HTTP protocol based, and cannot be transmitted by a proxy server. This will be shown by the following behavior: after choosing the weather information and pressing connect, you will see a connecting box, and then a connected box, but no other text. You can now choose the CSC :23 option from the Edit, Pilot menu to take advantage of this port.
To set up your firewall settings, please contact your IT department or the manufacturer of your firewall. We do not have any of the settings information due to the large number of possible hardware and software firewalls.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro