Networking and connectivity details for the mailstation series, DM100i, DM125 and DM225 and DM300C-DM475

Use these network requirements to prepare your IT and local network environment for connecting your mailstation, mailstation2, DM100i-DM200i and DM300c-DM475.
Products affected: mailstation™, mailstation2™, DM100i™, DM125™, DM225™, DM300C™, DM400C™, DM475™
If you have extensive network security restrictions, your IT or network administrator may need these specifications to prepare for the installation.

URL information

Restricting access to specific URL and IP addresses could potentially cause machine condition issues in the future should Pitney Bowes update their infrastructure. In order to minimize this Pitney Bowes recommends allowing access to any URL containing pb.com.

Required URLs and IP addresses

  • DNS - Used to resolve a URL to an IP address.
    • 165.87.13.129 (UDP on Port 53)
    • 165.87.201.244 (UDP on Port 53)
  • Distributor - Used to obtain a list of servers meter will establish communication with an active session.
    • http://distservp1.pb.com (HTTP on Port 80)
    • 199.231.45.46 (HTTP on Port 80)
    • 199.231.44.31 (HTTP on Port 80)
    • Proddistributercloud.pb.com (HTTP on Port 80)
  • Data Upload - Used to upload meter accounting data for Inview and Total Meter Reporting.
    • https://acctservp1.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL/TLS on Port 443)
    • 199.231.44.22 (HTTPS with SSL/TLS on Port 443)
    • 199.231.45.34 (HTTPS with SSL/TLS on Port 443)
  • Postal Transactions - Used to complete postal security device (PSD) audits, check your account balances, and to transfer funds from your PB Postage or Purchase Power account to the PSD.
    • https://cometservp1.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443 or Port 80 for the DM125/DM225)
    • https://cometservc1.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL/TLS on Port 443)
    • 193.231.43.36 (HTTPS with SSL/TLS on Port 443)
    • 193.231.45.135 (HTTPS with SSL/TLS on Port 443)
    • comet2.ct.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443 or Port 80 for the DM125/DM225)
    • cometservd1.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443 or Port 80 for the DM125/DM225)
  • Download Anywhere Load Balancer - Used to send meter’s configuration and determine whether updates are available. Updates include postal tariff changes, graphics (Ads, inscriptions), feature changes, and meter firmware updates.
    • http://pbdlsp1.pb.com (HTTP on Port 80)
    • http://pbdlsp1t.pb.com (HTTP on Port 80)
    • http://pbdlsp1k.pb.com (HTTP on Port 80)
    • 199.231.44.30 (HTTP on Port 80)
    • 199.231.45.38 (HTTP on Port 80)
  • File Downloads - Downloads new software, graphics, rate price data, etc.
    • https://dlsdlp1.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443)
    • https://dlsdlp1b.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443)
    • https://dlsdlp1z.pb.com (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443)
    • 199.231.44.28 (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443)
    • 199.231.45.39 (HTTPS with SSL or TLS on Port 443)

PC Meter Connect

The information below only applies when using the PC Meter Connect Utility (PCMC).
  •  PC Meter Connect - PCMC desktop application updates and diagnostic error log uploads.
    • https://pbdlst1.pb.com (HTTPS with TLS on Port 443)
    • 199.231.36.143 (HTTPS with TLS on Port 443)
  • PC Meter Connect - Used by PCMC to test Internet connectivity.
    • http://pb.com (HTTP on Port 80)
    • IP Address based on region.

Additional URLs for mailstation2

  • Postal transactions - Used to complete postal security device (PSD) audits, check your account balances and to transfer funds from your PB Postage account to the PSD.
    • https://pbwebconnect.pb.com (HTTPS with TLS on Port 443)
    • 199.231.32.115 (HTTPS with TLS on Port 443)
    • 199.231.34.24 (HTTPS with TLS on Port 443)
If you are unable to connect to the internet, ask your IT department to check the internet settings before you contact Pitney Bowes. If you still need assistance, please contact us.

UPDATED: April 21, 2022

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