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closing unused ports!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chick7t7, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. chick7t7

    chick7t7 Thread Starter

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    I am in desperate need of "How to close unused ports" Any one?
     
  2. Crazy Ivan

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    well... if you have win2k /xp(maybe I dunno) you could right click on your network connection under network and dial up connections, then follow this

    internet protocol(tcp/ip) > properties > advanced > options >tcp/ipfiltering > properties

    and click permit only and fill in all the ports you want open, otherwise you will probably have to get some firewall software

    you can see which ports are in use by opening a cmd prompt and typing netstat you will need to add those ports at the very least
     
  3. Crazy Ivan

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    Then again I have never tried this and it may produce undesired results
     
  4. mitchone

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    your firewall should be keeping those unused ports blocked?
    have you tried a grc.com "shields up" and select probe my ports?
    he has some info on the common open ports in the summary.
    and in worse case you should be able to easly close them with a
    "rule" in the firewall. i don't know what firewall you use, but most have good support forums. i will say if you are using the microsoft firewall ICF you are better off using a good free firewall , like Zonealarm or Sygate.
     
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