[Dshield] Closing ports
jsage at finchhaven.com
Thu Sep 11 02:57:08 GMT 2003
On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 05:23:08PM -0400, Alan Frayer wrote:
> I understand that some processes, such as http, not only require their
> own port (80 in this case), but ports in a range over 1023 for, shall we
> say, housekeeping?
Realize that you only need to open port 80 if **you** are hosting a
If you are only surfing **other** web sites, you need ports > 1024
open somehow to accept replies from those web sites, yes.
But again, only if you are running a web server do you open TCP:80
for http yourself.
This is a common misunderstanding.
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