Allowing changing of port 445 so I can access Azure File Storage using Comcast
When I try to map to a network share in Azure File Storage I get an "Error 53" message. I'm using Comcast and it seems port 445 is being blocked by them. I'd like to roll this feature out to mobile users (many use Comcast or residential internet) and we can't realistically ask them to call their ISP and make a change. I could use a VPN I suppose but this would defeat the purpose of easily hosting the files in Azure.
Azure User commented
Why is Microsoft not working with ISP's to get past outdated security concerns that impact access to Azure services?
Chris Little commented
with ISP blocking these ports this would be wonderful to have a workaround without the need for azure file sync
Chris Little | Architect
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform
Comcast Business and Xfinity Home both block all traffic on port 445. Plenty of other ISPs do as well, Microsoft even maintains a list of which ISPs block which ports. MS needs to add the ability for Azure and Windows to use alternate port numbers.
Azure and Comcast don't care - the file share thing is a waste of time given MOST ISPs block port 445 - Microsoft obviously knows...