Re: Open Ports

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by wisefool, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. wisefool

    wisefool Guest

    wisefool said:
    > JohnnyCanuck said:
    >> I'm running XP Pro - how do I check for open ports?

    >
    > To know what ports have servers on them right now on your machine
    > type netstat -aon at the command prompt. These are your locally open
    > ports right now. In terms of what people on the Internet can see of
    > this, this is determined by your firewall software.

    If the list "goes off the screen" type netstat -aon | more". This will
    prompt
    you before scrolling the screen when listing the servers.
    >
    > ICF (Internet Connection Firewall) is a very basic firewall that comes
    > with Windows XP -- enable this by checking the following checkbox:
    >
    > Start > Settings > Network Connections > Right click connection
    > name and select Properties > Advanced > Protect my computer
    > and network...
    >
    > Then click Settings on the same dialog box. The services list that
    > comes up is a list of things that people on the Internet will be able
    > to see and use on your machine. I dunno what the msmsgs stuff is.
    > You
    > can add (Add/check checkbox) and remove (uncheck checkbox)
    > access to services to your hearts content. I don't know whether to
    > recommend disabling the msmsgs stuff -- leave it on until you work out
    > whether it is a good idea to disable it.
    >
    > Otherwise if you have another firewall (you should "use protection"
    > of some kind) read its documentation. Some people here use the
    > ZoneAlarm
    > software which is a firewall with extra features but there are plenty
    > of other
    > software packages.
    >
    > If you don't use either ICF or a third-party firewall, people will be
    > able to
    > see all of the netstat -aon ports -- not a good idea generally. But
    > don't double-firewall and enable both ICF and a third-party firewall.
    > Use one or the other.
    >
    > wisefool
     
    wisefool, Jan 25, 2004
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