August 26th, 2002, 04:04 AM
Hey, I have a question regarding port 139 and the growing number of Port Nukes. Well first of all, port 139 is no longer open on my machine. Is it an upgrade via IE6? Insteas tho, port 445 is open, and Im guessing this is a combination of all TCP NetBIOS ports. Am I right? So are there any nukes for port 445? Should I set NukeNabber for port 445? Someone clear me up please!!
August 26th, 2002, 04:40 AM
IE 6 dosen't close port 139. It's used for file shareing. Check your network settings to make sure you have it off or restricted to certain users. If you do have it restricted for certain users, encourage them to use strong passwords that are not easily guesed. It's a slim to none chance some one is trying to nuke you on port 445. Here's the Dshield stastitics for the amount of attacks on port 445: http://www1.dshield.org/port_report.php?port=445
If you're really woried about it then you may want to look into a firewall. Hardware or software, personally I use software. I'm guessing you're on windowz so I would recommend Agnitum Outpost. You can download it here: http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpostfree.html
Hope this helps.