Edge Cache, by default, operates on ports TCP 80 and 443, the standard HTTP and HTTPS ports (although HTTPS Edge Cache needs to be enabled manually). It is possible to add additional ports to the Edge Cache functionality by defining them as an application, and then pointing Edge Cache to use them. Some sites deliberately use non-standard ports to prevent port scanning attacks or to separate web site instances on a web server hosting multiple sites.
- Create an application by navigating to Configuration > Objects > Applications.
- In the Add New Application box, add the ports that the Edge Cache's site should use under the Ports/Protocols field, e.g., the non-standard port 11199 could be used.
- Once the application is created, execute the following command in the configuration mode of the command-line interface:
acceleration edge-cache application <Application name as defined in step 1>
- Restart the Edge Cache service.
Any HTTP traffic over the port defined in the application in question will go to the Edge Cache engine after the restart.