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I've got such an IP address from a hosting company as a means to connect to SQL Server remotely. This has always worked.

I understand the IP part but what's with the last part after the comma?

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It's the 16-bit TCP/UDP port number.

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Shouldn't port number be specified as :port? What's different with a comma? – someuser May 3 '12 at 6:31
Never knew this thing... – someuser May 3 '12 at 6:53

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