Sharing your iPhoto albums through a firewall

Other people might not be able to see your shared iPhoto albums if a firewall is on.
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When you try to share an album from iPhoto 4 or later, this message appears:

    "Other users will not be able to access your shared photos because port 8770 is being blocked by your firewall software. Please disable the firewall for this port and restart iPhoto."

You can disable the firewall completely, or you can open the port that allows iPhoto to share while keeping the firewall active.

To open the iPhoto sharing port in firewall (8770):
  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Sharing.
  3. Click the Firewall tab.
  4. Click the New button.
  5. Choose Other from the Port Name pop-up menu.
  6. Type: 8770
  7. Press Tab.
  8. Type: iPhoto Sharing
  9. Click OK.

Related documents

106439: "Well Known" TCP and UDP Ports Used By Apple Software Products"

Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012

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