A port provides a location for an application to interface with the network. If there is no application that is listening at a particular point, data sent there will never be used.

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Device manager has no catagory for “ports-com & lpt”

My dell Inspiron laptop modem is not working. The Dell modem helper says that it is already in use and has a port confilct. When i go to the device manager there is not even a catagory listed for ...
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USB port causing device problems after new motherboard upgrade

I'm looking into a PC with an issue with one of the front USB ports (perhaps both). It was working before a motherboard upgrade but since then, a USB drive was inserted, overheated and does not ...
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Unstable network connection, port 41112

I have a problem with stability of my internet connection. I use a router for my home LAN (Asus WL-500gP V2). Recently, i've seen there are many "denied" log entries so i thought maybe the problem is ...
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Program that listens to a TCP/IP port for text and execute (emulate) a key stroke on keyboard?

I am looking for a program to be run on Windows Vista that would listens to a TCP/IP port and execute or emulate a keyboard's key stroke (or a combination of keystrokes, such as Ctrl + D). It's like ...
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How do I prevent accidentally building X as a dependency when installing a port?

I'm running FreeBSD in a small VM image, and I want to keep it headless. Is there an easy flag to set somewhere to prevent installing X as a dependency, or do I just need to rely on eternal vigilance? ...
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How can I close a port (seen open on netstat)?

I used netstat and I see some ports open that I want closed. How do I close them? The computer is a Mac running OS X
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How do I add another monitor to my desktop computer?

My desktop computer has one VGA port. Can I use a VGA splitter connector to add another monitor as an extension of the first monitor instead of duplicating the first monitor, or can I use a USB To VGA ...
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OS X blocks calls to local services

Accessing local services such as the web-based CUPS configuration (port 631) or Apache Tomcat (port 8080) with anything other than http://localhost:<port> fails. HOWEVER, doing the same with ...
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Block port(s) in Firefox

Is there any plugin that can set firefox to simulate port 8080 is blocked ? I want to see how my website behave if certain ports (8080) is blocked.
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Find port traffic on remote host

I have a machine that is inconvenient to access physically as it is on a another campus. It is running XP with no software firewall, the firewall being handled by a hardware Sonic device that I don't ...
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trying to access Google server on different ports

Why is that http://www.google.com:443/ fails almost instantaneously, while http://www.google.com:8080/ takes some more time before failing? If there is no server on these ports, both the ...
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Game server - How can I block connections from other countries?

I have a small server at home that I plan on putting a few game servers on, but I want to make sure only people from my country can join it. Is it possible to filter connection attempts to my server ...
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Terminal port to Windows?

Is there any terminal port to Windows, where i can also install things on like Fink, and custom scripts?
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Blocking internet poker applications

I 'look after' the wireless internet for a cafe where I live, and we've noticed that there's quite a substantial slow down of internet speeds when certain users are playing internet poker. I've put ...
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MySQL socket connections working, but not port connections

I installed MySQL community 5.1.45 on my Snow Leopard 10.6, using the pkg from their site. I had previously installed a MySQL binary from entropy.ch. In the previous installation, the connections were ...
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Tcp Port Open by Unknown Service

Running openSUSE 11.2 x86_64. Here's what a nmap of my IP provides: PORT STATE SERVICE 23/tcp open telnet 80/tcp open http 2800/tcp open unknown 8008/tcp open http I would like ...
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Port 53 UDP Outgoing flood

I am experiencing very huge problem. I have 4 computers in network, and from each a lot of data is being sent to ISP name servers. Sometimes data is being sent a little from each computer in network, ...
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How to know which protocol is used in data transfer and inspect that data?

I've a .net application for windows. This application transfers a lot of data to and from a particular server on a fix port no 8888. I tried 'Tcpview' but couldn't figure out anything useful. I only ...
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How do I determine which application is using port 8080? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding the process that is using a certain port in linux I have an Ubuntu Server setup, where I'm trying to set up a daemon that wants to have access to port 8080. When ...
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How do I make Skype not use port 80?

I need this port for apache, how do I forbidden Skype from trying to use this port any more?
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Windows 7 port Forwarding Issue

I can't get port forwarding to work now that I am using windows 7 (64-bit). I am using a wireless connection (no wired connection available). I have the ports forwarded (IP has been double checked, ...
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I/O ports vs case holes

I'm in the midst of building a new desktop (first time building my own). I bought MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX motherboard, and HEC 6C28BS Black / Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower ...
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What is a “PR”? What does PR stand for in the context of FreeBSD Ports

Compare: http://www.freebsd.org/prstats/index.html A specific "PR": http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=134774 Does it stand for Portability Report? or something similar? I can tell it ...
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Which process is using a port in OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an app for the Mac that shows you which apps are using the network? I'm trying to start a program in OS X and I get the message: Port already in use: 8080 I ...
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Reconfigure standard Mac OS X FTP server to run on another port

How to reconfigure standard Mac OS X FTP server to run on another port? For example 2021 instead of 21?
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How to use a 3.5mm headset on a normal phone? [closed]

I'd like to use a 3.5mm headset instead of the normal phone receiver (with a rj9 plug), I can find only 2.5mm (male) to rj9 male adapter, but it is not what I need. Any hint?
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Netcat on Mac OS X

Is anybody else not able to get nc -lp 8888 working on Mac OS X? Is there another way to get this to work?
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Can I connect a switch to a router?

Ok sorry if this is the most basic question in the world but for years I have needed more ethernet ports in my room and my whole house is wired with 1 ethernet port in each room, I also wanted to be ...
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What port needs to be open for Debian to get updates?

I was considering deploying my web application on a Debian virtual machine. However, I want to lock it down as tight as possible (i.e. traffic in/out). I was wondering which, if any, port I needed to ...
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Is opening ports in the firewall bad?

From what little I know about networking, opening ports lets external data get sent in. But how that data is handled is entirely up to the applications running on my machine. So if I'm not running any ...
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how to forward ports in Trendchip HG 520 modem?

I want to forward ports in my Trendchip HG 520 modem , I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server Edition 9.10 .Please help.
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How to open port 8085?

I am trying to open port 8085 for a server and nothing seems to work. I called my ISP and they said they do not block ports (except 25) I removed my router and am plugged directly into the modem I ...
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FTP server, firewall, and showing the files in the ftp folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: FileZilla not working on Server 2008 R2 I'm using ftp 7.5 on a windows 2008 server with basic authentication and a 5 digit port number for security reasons. I can push ...
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How can I reduce the strain on my ports where large heavy adapters must plug in?

On the back of my Mac Mini are 2 video output ports. I am using both of them. They are the Mini DisplayPort and the Mini DVI port. I have 2 rather large adapters that convert from the newer style ...
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What does it mean when a portscan shows a port as “tcpwrapped”?

Interesting ports on 192.168.1.76: Not shown: 998 closed ports PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION 22/tcp open ssh OpenSSH 5.2 (protocol 2.0) 62078/tcp open tcpwrapped I see tcpwrapper ...
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How do i open port in windows 7?

I have connected my mobile to my pc which has windows 7... I cant open ports in windows 7... I know in Windows Vista there's supposed to be an Add Ports button in Control Panel/All Control Panel ...
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Problem with occupied port 8080 under Windows XP

I have a strange problem. The port 8080 on my Windows XP machine is busy. When I do telnet localhost 8080 I am getting connected to something, however when I use netstat netstat -aon | find "8080" ...
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Redirect browser to different host and port

Background, Running windows 7, FF3.5, and am an admin. I recieve emails from an internal company service that has links. The problem is the links don't work from my office. If the resource is ...
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How does seeding in uTorrent work if I don't forward any ports?

I didn't forward any ports on my router yet I can still seed in uTorrent. I'm curious as to how this works, because maybe this can give me insight into how I can host Battle.net games without port ...
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iTunes ported for Linux?

Is there any ported version of iTunes for Linux? Really would like it; i need to restore my iPod. Emulation is slow because i have here a 1 GB of RAM.
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What typically uses port 44380?

A company just asked me to open port 44380 in my firewall so that their software could work. This made me wonder... what is the customary use for port 44380?
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How can I plug my LPT printer into a motherboard with no parallel port?

I have a new computer with a Asus P5QL Pro motherboard and wanted to plug my old HP DeskJet 950C printer into it only to discover that the motherboard has no LPT/Parallel port. What is the best ...
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FreeBSD: listing installed ports (without root access)

I'd like to list which ports packages are installed on the wonderful web host NearlyFreeSpeech.NET (a FreeBSD system) and I tried pkg_info and pkg_info -a and I get no output, no errors. The ...
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Ports, how they can be used, and what things should be configurable

I am creating a port manager, and I need to know what ports can even be used for. It is not supposed to handle data taken in from the port, it is for port management. What should be configurable to ...
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Tablet PC with no external ports - how to display on a projector?

I'm working on an app that runs on a Tablet PC. The tablet I have has no physical ports - only WiFi and Bluetooth. I need to figure out a way to show the Tablet's display on a projector. Presumably ...
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Fix Laptop VGA port

We have an Dell Inspiron 1521. Everything runs fine except that external displays are no longer getting a signal. It just stopped working the other day. If you get the VGA cord just right it will get ...