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EBSCO Domains for Firewalls, Proxy Servers, and Whitelists

In an effort to provide the best possible response times for your EBSCO subscriptions and services, in July 2016 we are making adjustments to our technical infrastructure. To accomplish this, our services will be delivered from a much larger range of IP addresses and we will no longer be able to provide a list of the IP addresses used by our servers.

This change will only affect those customers who may currently be restricting system access to particular IP addresses – also known as “whitelisting”. For the majority of customers we do not expect this change to have any direct impact, but please consult with your technology department to determine the impact to your organization.

Customers who utilize whitelists will need to change their configurations to utilize domain names instead. An updated list of domains is available below.

Customers who are utilizing domain names may want to take time to review the list below to ensure you have the complete list.

Many of our customers need to allow access through firewalls, proxy servers, caching servers, filtering software and other security features. Below is a list of domains that your network will need to have full access to (incoming and outgoing traffic), in order to use EBSCOhost and our affiliated products to their fullest extent.

To prevent any issues with access, please do not filter or cache the following domains.

Web domains

Database or service-specific domains


EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCOhost Integrated Search

EBSCO Discovery Service Catalog Real Time Availability Checking (RTAC)
Please refer to the Real Time Availability Checking (RTAC) - User Guide.

EBSCO Discovery Service Catalog/Institutional Repository using OAI-PMH

EBSCOadmin (For some Reporting functionality)

Link Services

Reference Centers

Port 210


ATLA Products

Automotive Repair Reference Center

Bowker Syndetics

Business Book Summaries

Career Guidance System, Career Library (COIN)

CINAHL Plus products, Nursing Reference Center, Nursing Reference Center Plus, Rehabilitation Reference Center

Consumer Health Complete – Healthology Videos

Consumer Reports




eBooks and Audiobooks


History Reference Center


Medcom Nursing Videos


Natural & Alternative Treatments

NoveList Products

Rosetta Stone

SMARTImageBase (Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase) (Customers) (Trials)

Text-to-Speech com


Allow access to the following ports for TCP, specified by service:

Port 80 - EBSCO's databases and EBSCOhost Integrated Search
Port 210 - EBSCOhost via z39.50
Port 443 - EBSCOhost via HTTPS
554 and 1755 – Audio Streams available from EBSCO interfaces.
If you cannot view videos, you may need to open all ports for

8080 and 8443 – may be needed to support Shibboleth

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