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O.P. port 80?
i just done a scan on my ports and it says     

Open and Unsecure!
80 (HTTP)

If this computer is not supposed to be acting as a web server you should not have this port open.

whats this port used for should i close it?
02-25-2005 09:03 PM
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RE: port 80?
The port is used to access the internet. If it's open, then that means that something is connecting to the internet from your computer.
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02-25-2005 09:05 PM
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O.P. RE: port 80?
yeh thats what i though but i was woudering why it said Unsecure

thanks anyway
02-25-2005 09:07 PM
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RE: port 80?
Have you got a router? If you do, its remote administration may be enabled.
The previous sentence is false. The following sentence is true.
02-25-2005 10:08 PM
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RE: port 80?
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The port is used to access the internet. If it's open, then that means that something is connecting to the internet from your computer.
It actually means the computer will accept connections from the Internet.
You'll find outgoing HTTP connections will never go from port 80. I just did 'netstat -o', and found Firefox was making outgoing connections around port 1500.
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02-26-2005 12:02 AM
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RE: port 80?
Actually, Web connections do go out port 80. thats why you can goto http://www.msgplus.net:80 and its the same as going on no spesific port.
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02-26-2005 04:24 AM
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RE: port 80?
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Actually, Web connections do go out port 80. thats why you can goto http://www.msgplus.net:80 and its the same as going on no spesific port.
No, 80 is the port on the server, not the port on your computer! There's a difference between the source port and the destination port.
02-26-2005 04:32 AM
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RE: port 80?
Thanks for the backup DZ.

Shawnz, did you actually read my post properly? The outgoing connections Firefox was making around 1500 were HTTP requests i.e. going to a website.
I'll give you a tip: never argue with someone who's studied networking.
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RE: port 80?
Use a decent firewall to ensure this port is blocked!  Theres tests on the internet to make sure your machines secure.  Zonealarm will do the job from www.zonelabs.com
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Security testing: https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
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