Whereas the old MUSH servers you might be used to have only one port (mush.somewhere.com port 4201) Ares actually uses several. You can use any port that isn’t already in use. Ports greater than 1024 are typically open, but it will depend on your specific server configuration.
|Telnet||4201||How players connect using a MU client, same as Penn/Tiny/Rhost.|
|Web Portal||80||How players connect using a web browser. 80 is the default HTTP port, so players can just use your hostname directly (like
|Websocket||4202||Behind-the-scenes port for live updates between the game and web portal.|
|Engine API||4203||Behind-the-scenes port for requests from the web portal to the game.|
This article is part of the Installing AresMUSH tutorial.