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Re: [TCLUG:5843] security and ports

Those are user-accessable (unprivileged) ports.  Most likely, they exist
in conjunction with your ssh connection since ssh can forward X11 requests
to/from the remote location.  These in particular fall within the range of
X11 so don't lose too much sleep over it.  For example:
groucho and harpo:
harpo$ netstat -a | less

tcp	0	0	harpo.1023	groucho.22	ESTABLISHED

Peter Lukas

On Wed, 5 May 1999, Ben Luey wrote:

> My computer is listening to ports 1024, 1256, and 1486. These ports aren't
> listed in /etc/services. What are they for and can (should) I block them?
> Thanks,
> Ben
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