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  1. #11
    oldie ric-o's Avatar
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    Nov 2002

    Native tool in Win NT/2K/XP = NETSTAT. Is a commandline tool. Run the following syntax: "netstat -an" (-ao for XP). It will show the TCP & UDP ports your computer is either listening on or established. Listening means there is a program of some sort (or OS) listening for something to talk to it at that port number. Established means what it says: a connection has been established.

    Freeware and commercial tools that I recommend are:
    * DiamondCS OpenPorts (http://www.diamondcs.com.au/openports/)
    * Foundstone's FPort (http://www.foundstone.com - go to Resources | Free tools section)

    There are many ports that are native to the OS and shouldn't worry about but if you want you can check the following web site to see what uses a certain port:

    There are plenty of sites but I use that one the most.

    There's a lot more details to this and sorry I cant post more at this time but this is a start. Also, search AO here on "ports" or something like that and I'm sure you'll find many valuable postings on the topic.

    Forgot to address the closing the ports question: you need to know what is listening on a certain port number and then end that task or process.

    Good luck.

  2. #12
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    May 2003
    jesus christ!!! RTFD (Read the Freakin' dates)!!! two months!!! please, moderators, i beg you, make an autoclose function!!!
    \"Look, Doc, I spent last Tuesday watching fibers on my carpet. And the whole time I was watching my carpet, I was worrying that I, I might vomit. And the whole time, I was thinking, \"I\'m a grown man. I should know what goes on my head.\" And the more I thought about it... the more I realized that I should just blow my brains out and end it all. But then I thought, well, if I thought more about blowing my brains out... I start worrying about what that was going to do to my goddamn carpet. Okay, so, ah-he, that was a GOOD day, Doc. And, and I just want you to give me some pills and let me get on with my life. \" -Roy Waller

  3. #13
    oldie ric-o's Avatar
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    Nov 2002

    Did you see that the user asked another question yesterday?
    posted 12-08-2003 06:00 PM
    Is there any specific telnet command or software, where u can see all your open ports, and/or close them? Ive heard many names of software going around, will some1 save me a lot of trouble and help me out with opening/closing ports?
    Or are you complaining that the thread should have been closed, and have him post his question with a new thread? If so I agree with that an AUTOCLOSE feature should be built in so that 2 month old threads are closed.

    I'm just trying to help the guy/girl out.

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