PayPal IPN on port other than 80

Has anybody tried using Paypal’s IPN on a port other than 80?

I’m trying to specify a URL like but the IPN request isn’t getting through.

If I hit the URL directly from my browser it works fine.

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

After doing multiple tests I was able to confirm that PayPal’s Notification URL/notify_url can not contain a non-standard port number.

These urls will work:

These will not work:

Solution 2

If you have nginx server with possibility to access to it by ssh, then you can do:

Start ssh reverse proxy:

ssh -Nvv -o TCPKeepAlive=yes -R 3000:localhost:3000 [email protected]

Add nginx config to proxy a port 3000 on port 80:

server {
    listen       80;

    location / {
      proxy_pass          http://localhost:3000;
      proxy_set_header    Host             $host;
      proxy_set_header    X-Real-IP        $remote_addr;
      proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-For  $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
      proxy_set_header    X-Client-Verify  SUCCESS;
      proxy_read_timeout 1800;
      proxy_connect_timeout 1800;

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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