KB87577
Published: July 26, 2019
Revision: 1.0

GRV-EPIC-PR1 can't use TCP port 502 for the Modbus toolkit slave subroutine


Applies To:

GRV-EPIC-PR1

  • PAC-INT-MB

Versions Affected:

All versions


Symptoms:

NOTE: This KB article is for informational purposes.

Background
In a PAC controller, the built-in (I/O and memory map) Modbus/TCP Slave automatically listens on TCP port 502, which is the standard Modbus/TCP port number. If you want to use the Modbus slave subroutine from the PAC Control toolkit (PAC-INT-MB), you first have to change the internal Modbus port to 0 in PAC Manager (PAC Manager > Tools > Inspect > Communication > Network Security > Modbus). This disables the built-in (I/O and mem map) Modbus/TCP slave functionality from listening on that port, which makes TCP port 502 available to the PAC Control Modbus toolkit slave subroutine.

Issue
The GRV-EPIC-PR1 doesn't allow the use of TCP ports below 1024 for security reasons. Because of this, the built-in (I/O and mem map) Modbus/TCP slave uses TCP port 8502, instead.

Workaround:

To use the PAC Control Modbus integration toolkit slave subroutine on a groov EPIC processor, choose an unused port number in the range of 1024 - 32767. The processor uses various TCP ports between 1024 and 27777, so we recommend choosing an unused port in the range of 27778 - 32767.

For port numbers reserved by other organizations, see the ‚ÄčIANA Service Name and Transport Protocol Port Number Registry. In the search box, enter the word "unassigned" (without the quote marks) and then use the page links to jump to page 8 (approximately). As of July, 2019, the following large groups are listed as unassigned:
  • 28002 - 28118
  • 28241 - 28588
  • 29170 - 29998
After you choose a port number:
  • Change the comm handle in the slave subroutine to the port number you selected.
  • Use the same port number in the Modbus/TCP master that needs to communicate with the slave subroutine.
  • Add a Firewall rule for that TCP port on the GRV-EPIC-PR1 to allow the traffic into the GRV-EPIC-PR1. For instructions on adding Firewall rules, see the groov EPIC User's Guide (form 2267).

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