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    Question questionable apps trying to get net access...

    ok, im running win2k. im on a lan at my college dorm. i have some network shares(no worries about getting hacked cause 99% of the people at my school have problems finding the power button on a pc). i just downloaded zone alarm yesterday(until then i was too lazy). ok...i have one app named "Services and Controller app" listening to udp port 1026. i assume that has something to do with file sharing cause yesterday i killed off its net access and people couldnt connect to the shares on my pc(i had my brother check it out) and when i alowed it to be a server in my local subnet they could again. that program is "C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe". the other program is "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services"(C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe). this is the one i am more worried about...it isnt doing anything right now(not trying to connect or act as a server) but i see it several times in my ZA log file. ill c'n'p the lines from the log that apply:

    PE,2001/10/30,02:42:57 -5:00 GMT,Generic Host Process for Win32 Services,0.0.0.0:0,N/A
    PE,2001/10/30,14:14:55 -5:00 GMT,Generic Host Process for Win32 Services,0.0.0.0:0,N/A

    the strange part is that its trying to(i think) connect to "0.0.0.0" on port "0"...that just doesnt make any sence to me...

    any help as to wtf these programs are/do would be appreaciated.
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    one more ZA question...why is ICQ listed as a server and AIM not...that seems a bit strange to me as i would think AIM would have to listen in order to recieve messages...
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    Originally posted by 8*B@LL
    one more ZA question...why is ICQ listed as a server and AIM not...that seems a bit strange to me as i would think AIM would have to listen in order to recieve messages...
    I could be wrong about this, but I'm pretty sure ICQ does direct connections for messaging, while AIM doesn't.
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    I think you're right stflook. If you try to send a message to someone, and it fails for some reason, icq asks you wether it should sent it 'trough server' ...
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    ok well thanks for that, but what about the first question...thats the one im more woried about
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    services.exe
    This is the Services Control Manager, which is responsible for starting, stopping, and interacting with system services.

    svchost (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services)
    This is a generic process, which acts as a host for other processes running from DLLs; therefore, don't be surprised to see more than one entry for this process. To see what processes are using Svchost.exe, use Tlist.exe from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM; the syntax is tlist -s at the command prompt.

    That is information taken from a Technet article..
    http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q263/2/01.ASP
    it also has what some of the other applications are.....

    I hope that helps you...
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