haven't had one of these in long while...proxy gets that error when it
start up. TCPCON shows no one using 443 but, if I unload all the apache
and tomcat stuff then unload and reload proxy, alls well and authentication
works.

I have seen the 443 and 80 ports in the apache2 conf files (adminsrv is
located at 2200 range as expected)...Can I just not load these? IF I do
then can I install the Imanager snapins to another server to manage BM from
a version of Imanager running elsewhere?

By the way, can you even manage border on Imanager 2.5?