Couple of strange entries in netstat

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Donald Jacobsen, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Hello all,

    Started seeing some weird disk activity on my computer, so I decided to
    check my system out, looking for backdoors, etc. Antivirus and Adaware
    didn't pick up anything, but when I ran netstat, I got this:

    Active Connections

    Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
    TCP balrog:2416 localhost:43958 ESTABLISHED
    TCP balrog:43958 localhost:2416 ESTABLISHED

    No clue what these port numbers are. Why would my system be connecting to
    itself on these 2 ports?

    Donald Jacobsen, Sep 20, 2003
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  2. Donald Jacobsen

    Chuck Guest

    You need to know what process has attached those ports. A good, free
    port mapper is Active Ports.

    Much more useful than netstat.




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  3. Some personal firewalls do this. You can see what runs on what ports
    with a number of utilities, one is fport from, but these
    days almost everyone offers a util to do this.

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