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Use this FAQ to find answers to commonly asked questions about Multiple Port functionality:

What is the primary benefit of enabling multiple UDP ports to the Media Shuttle storage server?
Are there any prerequisites to enabling multiple ports?
Where and how is this feature enabled?
What type of performance improvements can I expect to see?
Is this feature enabled by default for newly installed storage servers?
 
 

What is the primary benefit of enabling multiple UDP ports to the Media Shuttle storage server?

Increased throughput for single and multiple transfers. The default Media Shuttle storage configuration multiplexes all transfers through a single UDP port (49221).

Are there any prerequisites to enabling multiple ports?

Yes, you need to do the following:

  1. Open a UDP port range on your firewall (49221-49321).
  2. You need to make sure that your storage server is installed with an FQDN.
  3. You need to ensure the client, whether internal or external, is able to resolve the hostname of the shuttle server to an IP address that is routable from the client to the server.
Where and how is this feature enabled?

On the manage.mediashuttle.com Storage page, select a storage server, choose Advanced and enable Multiple ports (may improve throughput).

What type of performance improvements can I expect to see?

The performance improvements depend on your configuration. You should be able to utilize all of your available bandwidth  when multiple transfers are running concurrently (providing you don’t have any other constraints - for example disk, CPU, or memory).

Is this feature enabled by default for newly installed storage servers?

No. The convenience and ease of multiplexing all traffic through a single UDP port, combined with no name resolution requirements, outweighs maximizing available bandwidth for the majority of customers.  And, the majority of customers do not have > 500Mbps of available bandwidth for Signiant traffic at this time.

Article ID: 2456835