It seems that the only way that I can share a QB file remotely is via a mapped/shared windows folder. Why is that? When you set up the QBs Database Server Manager, you need to also expose 2 TCP ports for QB 2019, port 8019 and port <random value>. The second port number is configured in the QB Database Server Manager: Port Monitor tab.
But the client directions are talking about using a mapped folder and do not reference the TCP ports at all. The exposed TCP ports have nothing to do with a map folder. A mapped folder just makes a remote folder look like it is local. So what do these two ports have to do with that?
I am hoping that I can really connect remotely, similar to a database connection, where you provide a connector with the ip address and the two port numbers and things start working. I found the lack of clarity on these configuration settings to be very confusing.
I have configured a network accessible windows server running the QB Database server manager with these two ports configured. I am using the sample company file for testing. Is there anyway to connect to it remotely using the two exposed TCP ports?