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    Question interesting port

    I used nmapfe to scan a machine on my lan and the results have made me a tad bit concerned. Its a windows xp home box and it is showing that port 139 and 135 are both open. I do have file and printer sharing turned off and thought that those should have not shown up. Does anyone know if that is something that I should be worried about? The scan only worked when coming across my lan, the natted firewall stopped it from outside the lan, whew.


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    Enable Windows firewall and nothing will show up in nmap. But if you're
    inside a natted firewall, no need to worry unless it's unsecured or vulnerable
    wireless router. Or if you've got some untrusted users on your side of
    the NAT.
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    The windows firewall is enabled. I didn't see anything in the exception list that would open those ports. The machine comes up clean with Asquared and with hyjackthis. I believe I would rather be paranoid and just wipe the drive and start over though. The machine has been running online for over a year and a half. I'm making backups as I type.

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    FNR'ing (flatten and reload) an hdd every year or two is not bad idea, in the whole scheme of things.
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