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Is there any difference between front and back USB ports?

I bought a flash recently, In the warranty card there was a caution saying "Always use USB ports on the back of the case" . Is there any difference between front and back ports? They are all connected ...
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How to find exe listening on port?

I try with netstat -ab -p tcp -n and among the results get: TCP 0.0.0.0:47001 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING Can not obtain ownership information I am running as administrator and ...
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Safe to use high port numbers? (re: obscuring web services)

I have a small home network and I'm trying to balance the need for security versus convenience. The safest way to secure internal web servers is to only connect using VPNs but this seems overkill to ...
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Get a list of Open Ports in Linux

Hi guys I need a linux Command To List All free open Ports for use in an appliaction lsof -i TCP|fgrep LISTEN Does not seen to be helping as the Ports it lists are not neccesarily free for use. ...
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How can I open listen ports on an Amazon EC2 instance?

I'm using Amazon EC2 micro instance with Ubuntu 11.04 on it (official AMI by Canonical). I have created a new security group for this instance: Inbound: 22 (SSH) 0.0.0.0/0 80 (HTTP) 0.0.0.0/0 ...
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How can I disable these Windows-specific ports?

Let's see what ports are opened by which processes, taking those that are specific to Windows itself: C:\Windows\system32>netstat -anb Active Connections Proto Local Address Foreign ...
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Why don't p2p connections need open ports?

I mean, if someone is downloading a file from me, doesn't that means that I'm the host and he is connecting to me? Or am I connecting to him? Either way one of us need an open port, no? I don't ...
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How can I check what outbound ports are allowed in a network?

On some networks (primarily corporate ones), the firewall restricts outbound connections to some port number. The allowed ports generally comprise of port 80, 11, 443, etc. Is there a way I could do ...
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How to forward urls without ports from one machine to urls with ports on another machine

I'm new to sys administration, so I play some things virtually at home. And so, I have one virtual linux with two nodejs applications running there. They listen on two different ports. Lets call the ...
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Blocking ports with iptables

I have a server with multiple interfaces (IPs). I'd like to block all ports on one of the IPs (I don't want to change anything for other IPs/interfaces), but allow outgoing connections from it. For ...
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What does COM Stand for in terms of Serial Ports

In terms of Serial Ports what does COM actually stand for. I can't find any reference to it. (To be clear I am not talking about Component Object Model but the Hardware Interface used in Windows ...
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Netstat -a command : Difference between 0.0.0.0 and 127.0.0.1

When running netstat -a on my local machine, i see ports on the 0.0.0.0 address listening. I would assume that 0.0.0.0 is my local machine, except that i also see 127.0.0.1 listening to specific ...
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NAT vs public IP (and blocked ports)

I have a problem with my ISP. They say that they don't block any ports and I have public IP, while I think these both statements are false. Before I talk to them again (which is really tough when my ...
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How can I disable any TCP/IP port on a Windows 7 machine?

I need help on finding out how to disable any particular TCP/IP port on a Windows box whenever a need arises. I googled before posting the question and I got links to articles mentioning only ...
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port 3389 for RDP is listened to by vchost.exe

how do I get port 3389 for RDP to not be listened to by vchost.exe on win7-64 bit? I used a port checker and it says that that port is locked by another program. so I did "cmd\netstat -ano" and the ...
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Do people use dbus, pipes or ports usually for interprocess communication? [closed]

It's hard to find dbus libraries for the programming languages I've been using though the idea looks neat. Sockets are the most supported way but it also eats one of my computers ports and then I also ...
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Stopping Apache from listening in port 443?

Pretty self-explanatory. Is there any way I can make Apache stop listening in port 443 (Https). So that it only listens on port 80 (http)? I'm working on a Windows 7 PC. Edit 1: I installed Apache ...
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Keyboard partially stops working while playing games

I've recently got back into playing some PC games (mainly indie - I've been playing Minecraft, VVVVVV and Super Meat Boy mainly) however, yesterday I started to have a few problems while playing any ...
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Which Ports manager to use on FreeBSD? (8.0 and above)

There is no clear answer which one to use on the net. Tried searching but couldn't dig up anything useful. Also, the user manual mentions them altogether, won't list the advantages/disadvantages, ...
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Limit user bound ports to arbitrary ranges

Is it possible to allow user to bind only certain ports? For example, I was trying to achieve this: user1: can bind only on ports 4001 and 4002 user2: can bind only on ports 5001 and 5002 and so ...
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SSH Port closed although forwarded correctly

I'm having an issue with opening my SSH port. Here are the symptoms. Within the local network I can ssh to the machine, including both locally (ssh localhost) and from alternate computers. I have ...
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Port 53 on a Windows 7 machine is inaccessible from LAN

Installed a nice dns filter (Acrylic) on my server running Win7. Wanted all machines on the LAN to use it for name resolution. On the server NETSTAT shows Acrylic is listening on DNS port: UDP ...
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Generate random port traffic windows

Without installing any third party software is there a way to generate random traffic for a port of choice in Windows 2003? I'm testing a few Port Forwards and just need some random test data. I'd ...
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What is USB root hub?

What is a USB root hub? My computer shows three USB Root Hubs in Device Manager. The first USB root hubs show four ports, the second shows three ports and the third shows eight ports are available. ...
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How do I limit packet capturing in Wireshark to only a specific protocol?

I would like to listen to HTTP traffic on port 8080. When I start capturing packets in Wireshark, it's flooded by packets using the SSDP protocol on port 1900. I would like to limit the packet ...
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Can't free up port 80, no matter what I try

Trying to get WAMP working again, and testing to see that the Apache server is working. It keep saying port 80 is being used by Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0 - I've removed IIS, I've removed SQL ...
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What does it take to get software added to FreeBSD ports system? [closed]

What does it take to get software added to FreeBSD official ports system?
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Ports for NAT'ed Windows share

Simple question: I have a NATed Linux at home that hosts a couple of samba shares. What Ports should I forward from the router to the Linux box so as to be able to access those shares from the ...
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closing open TCP ports under WinXP SP3

I must confess I have not been very security-conscious over the last few years, and I just did an NMAP scan of my computer to see how it was doing. The results amazed me. There were literally ...
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Why can't nc / netcat sniff http port traffic easily?

I'm NOT looking for advice such as "try wireshark." I'm trying to understand what netcat is and isn't. When I try to listen (-l) to port 80, it says "address already in use." Can netcat not listen to ...
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I want to send email from my Debian server but My ISP block port 25

I have put private server on Debian, I would like to be able to send mail but port 25 is blocked by my ISP. I checked it by opening a telnet connection to another mail server. The good news is that I ...
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FreeBSD 9 ports: How to make quiet installations?

Just wondering how do I make ports installation - without config options (blue) window popup? Assuming that I accept default options of the installation. make install clean
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Cross-platform implementation of GNU tools? (Preferably Java)

I'd like to have GNU tools available on multiple platforms, behaving the same. I know there are ports, like http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/, but they are different from what's supported by the linux ...
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How to change mysql port

I'm using wampserver. And suddenly mysql wouldn't work. I checked curports from nirsoft and it has red highlight on it. What does it mean?How do I solve this so that I could use mysql again. I'm ...
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Accessing non-port80 web server using IPv6

In a normal IPv4 network, I can go into any browser such as Firefox and browse a server on a IPv4 address not hosted on port 80: http://192.168.42.6:8080/ This accesses the server on port 8080 on ...
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How to customize flash player ports

Is there a way to change flash player ports? I've already searched but without success, all the tutorials usually refer to flash player server.
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OSX Mavericks: How can I make a webserver launch at boot and listen to port 80 without running the webserver as root?

According to Apple's launchd documentation: [launchd] Eliminates the primary reason for running daemons as root. Because launchd runs as root, it can create low-numbered TCP/IP listen sockets ...
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What's up with port 8080 on my OSX box?

I thought a web server process I brought up was listening on localhost:8080, and tried to connect to it, but kept getting connection reset errors. As it turns out, I was mistaken and my process was ...
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Difference between port types

What is the difference between the three port types; Well-known, Registered and Dynamic? Namely, the difference in usage and port numbers associated with each category. Currently I understand the ...
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OS X: how to figure out what prevents L2TP/IPSec from running correctly

It seems that an old installation of Cisco Anyconnect prevents the OS X built-in L2TP/IPSec client from running (I posted a question here: OS X 10.7, can't log into any L2TP VPN server, but didn't ...
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What is the range of ports that is usually used in the traceroute command?

I wanted to know if there is a range which is usually used for destination port that is used in traceroute command. Like the starting address for destination port is 33434. but is there some standard ...
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How to block an incoming port to a router?

Recently there have been a lot of people cheating on Xbox Live using a modded Xbox and a networking service called Xbox Live Stealth which allows them to bypass the Microsoft servers so their Xbox's ...
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FreeBSD portsnap fetch fails

This seems like a really straightforward problem, but I haven't had much luck looking around the internet so far. (A couple message boards are talking about it, but they don't offer any solutions.) ...
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Cannot SSH into ANY host (outgoing) on entire local network

I'm having a rather strange issue with my network here, and I'm hoping you guys might be able to help me out. As of recently, over the past few weeks or so, I've been noticing some strange problems ...
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Get all public files with wget

There's a host and a port(with TCP support) on which http service is running. Simple wget host:port doesn't return anything. Is it possible to get a list of all accessible files(html or txt) on ...
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How do I change my SSH *outgoing* port on OSX?

Trying ssh -p 51685 seems to change the port that I'm trying to connect to, not my outgoing port. As does editing ssh_config. I want to change my outgoing port from 22 (which is blocked) to 51685. ...
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Stealth Ports even while communicating?

I was using a port probing site/program called ShieldsUp! to scan my ports. It reported back that all of my ports were "stealth", and in their words Your system has achieved a perfect "TruStealth" ...
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How do I tell which application is using which port?

I have been looking at netstat output on a MacBook. I noticed that some applications enable you to specify which port it uses. For example, utorrent allows you to do that. I chose a port 55743 then ...
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How can I put the Windows XP firewall into an “allow all” port configuration and only block certain ports?

Without going into too much detail on why I need to do this, I'm trying to put the Windows XP Firewall into an allow all ports configuration, and only deny certain ports I have in a list. I've ...
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Port forwarding - ports STILL not open with W7 firewall disabled, and router configured correctly

I am trying to forward some ports to no avail. I have added the range definitions to my routers setup page, as well as W7 firewall (which is now disabled mind you) and it's still coming back as ...