Questions tagged [ports]

In computer networking a port is a software construct serving as a communications endpoint in a computer's host OS.

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Nmap scan of iPhone public IP address shows port 21 open

I'm using my iPhone personal hotspot to connect to the internet on my computer via usb connection. I don't go through any other router or connection. The phone is my only means of connecting my ...
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What vulnerabilities are associated with port triggering?

Background To address a VoIP voice lag issue, my provider added port triggering rules for over 42,000 ports on my router, which seemed sloppy. And as I understand it, port triggering should only be ...
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Using burp suite, how can I intercept traffic from one localhost port, but not another one

I have one webapp available on localhost:12345, and another service running on `localhost:6789'. I want to monitor the traffic to/from the webapp (12345), but universally pass the traffic to the ...
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Inbound rules for a port is configured and disabled yet an NMap scan shows that the port is opened

I am new to Windows Defender but have read about it to understand the basics of Inbound/Outbound rules. As mentioned on the app, Inbound connections that do not match a rule are simply blocked. For ...
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Azure publicly exposed resources

Azure's resources are generally made publicly accessible when launched (from a network point-of-view). e.g. An Azure SQL database will be given a public DNS name and the port will be accessible from ...
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What ports are okay to be open on a macbook pro?

When I do a network scan for open ports on my MacBook Pro, I can see the following open TCP ports below. Are these 'standard' open port for a personal computer of this type? Should I be concerned? ...
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Machine reaching out to Microsoft IP address using NBTstat command

I have limited logs for this event but the IPS says its a NBTstat query outbound over UDP port 137 to a Microsoft owned IP address. Should UDP 137 ever reach out externally? This is about all the ...
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Nethogs showing several IP addresses and ports - Port sniffing?

I have a small Ubuntu server (VPS from provider with control panel) machine for practice purposes - no production or critical stuff. I've set up ufw and nginx with a sample index.html page. I control ...
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zenmap scan explanation for open port & services

I recently scanned my router domain and get this result: What I get from that report is 3 of 1000 my ports are open. But what to do with "telnet" and "BusyBox telnetd" also "ISC BIND Hostmaster"? ...
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Are ephemeral ports random by default in Windows?

I'm analyzing a malware and I've noticed that it is doing some form of ephemeral port exhaustion. My question: Is it normal for ephemeral ports in a Windows system to be selected in series (i.e. ...
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Open Ports (WAN side) on Netgear R7000 Router using nmap

An nmap scan (WAN side) on my Netgear R7000 router indicates that there are two ports open: 80/tcp (http) and 1720/tcp (h323q931). My method to perform a WAN side scan on the router is to access the ...
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Port scanning on server

My use case is to check open ports on multiple servers, so when I try: nmap -iL list.txt then nmap only scans for some particular ports whether they are open or closed, but when I try: namp -p 1-...
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Can a VPN provider or actors within its infrastructure access open ports on the client machine?

From my understanding of a VPN, it essentially creates a network between the two 'machines'. So if I have open ports (e.g. HTTP, SSH) on my client machine, can this be accessed by the VPN provider or ...
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Is it normal that the service WMI Performance Adapter always starts when launching Chrome browser? Whats the reason

Is it normal that the service WMI Performance Adapter (WmiApSrv.exe) always starts when launching Chrome browser? Whats the reason? I have heared this service can be maliciously used to "communicate" ...
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Visual Studio Code leaving port open

Running a port scan via Network Utility on OS X 10.14.5, turns up two different outcomes, depending on whether or not I have Visual Studio Code (1.35.1) open. If the application is open, I'll get ...
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nmap gives different results in two shells on the same computer

I'm running kali and metasploitable2 in Virtualbox, and have them connected via the host-only networking mode. I can ping and ssh from kali to metasploitable, and have assigned the following IP ...
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Does having Frontend and Backend on the same port any consequences?

I am currently working on a mean application, with an Angular frontend and an express/node backend. Frontend and backend communicate together with a REST API. When I deploy the application, both the ...
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Firewall issues

Background I have an Android device (Minix M5) that I handed to a customer The device only does outbound connections, so no inbound traffic The customer confirmed that s/he opened up the ports ...
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Finding how many filtered ports of a host that would be listed as “filtered” on Nmap

I just started working on nmap and was confused by this question. I'm unsure if I understood it correctly, so I appreciate your help with this. Using Nmap, find how many ports are filtered in testphp....
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How to find out which application runs behind port 31337?

I found an open port on a "Kartina Quattro" (https://www.kartina.tv/article/247-kartina-quattro). It's a device for watching russian TV channels. The port number is 31337 and the Service is called ...
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Kali Linux/Metasploit in VirtualBox - Issue with ports

I've been attempting to get port 4444 to open these past couple of days. I finally figured I'd try to get it working on my Windows machine first and I finally got it. Now, no matter what I do in the ...
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Strange behavior of Nmap

I do port scanning with Nmap when HotSpot Shield VPN is running; and I am receiving strange result - when HotSpot Shield is running, Nmap tells me that all of the ports are open and when HotSpot is ...
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Hackers open ports protection

I was told that Hackers scan for open ports in random IPs and if they are open they hack the computer. What open ports can be hacked? How do I close the ports?
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How to use beef-xss on ports other than default 3000?

I want to use BeEF-XSS Framework over WAN (for educational purposes). The only problem is that my ISP is blocking port 3000. So, after some research, I found this page that says: However, beef-xss ...