a2c Exchange (the new exam board exchange)
I have searched to see if anyone has mentioned with piece of software and it appears not, so either noone is using it yet (likely) or our filtering and firewall rules are horribly strict and stopping it from working (also likely).
Basically the new way to get exam results from several exam boards is throuh this software, replacing the older web exchange, you download the software install it, then are required to get access keys from the relevant exam boards put them into the software and that is it.
When I have entered the exam board access keys it does an online check of some kind, this fails for me (we use Smoothwall). I have checked the smoothwall logs to check if the the site the software is trying to access is simply blocked, but nothing shows in the http or https logs, so I have nothing to go on from there.
So my question is does anyone have this working already? If so did you need to unblock any sites or ports?
If noone can offer any help then I will work out what is blocking it myself step by step and then ofcourse tell others of the problems I have had, and what I have done to solve them.
Be warned this software is coming to your school by August this year!
Smoothwall - It's a kinda magic
@Achandler - looks like you have a solution now, but if you are still struggling, don't forget Smoothwall have their dedicated support forum on here under the Direct Support menu, and they can help you out with any troubleshooting. Plus it's a part of their contract to hang around on the other forums, so if you mention them three times in any one post they magically appear @tom_newton @tom_newton @tom_newton ;) It'd be useful for them to be in on something like this that will likely affect all of their other customers.
Originally Posted by Achandler