Check your network ports#

In order for the Salt master to communicate with the Salt minion, the Salt master needs to allow inbound connections. Check your network ports and firewall settings to ensure that the master can receive messages through the network.


Although the standard Salt configuration model is the master/client model, minions do not necessarily have to have a master to be managed. See Install overview for more information about alternative installation and configuration options.

About Salt network ports#

The Salt master-to-minion communication model only requires inbound connections into the Salt master. Connections are established from the minion and never from the master.

Port Type Description
4505 Event Publisher/Subscriber port (publish jobs/events) Constant inquiring connection
4506 Data payloads and minion returns (file services/return data) Connects only to deliver data
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