We use Axis to provide our web services and I was wondering why the SOAPMonitorPort is set to 5001? It thought web services operated over 8080, just like web pages. If Axis is monitoring over 5001 doesn't that mean that port needs to be open to the web as well?
We're having some firewall issues and I think this might be the problem.
5001 is the port the applet uses to connect to the server part which does the monitoring; the applet does not connect to the actual web service.
That port only needs to be open if you need to monitor the Axis installation from outside of the firewall. But in a production setting you most likely would turn off the monitor anyway, so that shouldn't be an issue.