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  • Check for ports that should be closed

    If your computer has a port that is open when it's not needed, that gives hackers an in into your computer. There's a website that checks for any open ports.

    I think the best way to use it is right after a boot. Then point your browser to this: http://porttest.net
    Maybe there are 4096 ports, I'm not sure.
    The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

    [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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    Are you ASKING for advice, or attempting to give it. There are over 65,000 TCP ports and over 65,000 UDP ports per IP address. You really shouldn't mess with the ports if you don't understand what you're doing.

    A good firewall and antivirus software will take care of this for you.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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    • #3
      you really should block port 80 and port 443. It will greatly enhance your internet experience














      NOTE: DO NOT DO THAT as it will block just about all internet access rendering your pc useless
      "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
      -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

      Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
      1 Corinthians 16:13

      "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        Are you ASKING for advice, or attempting to give it. There are over 65,000 TCP ports and over 65,000 UDP ports per IP address. You really shouldn't mess with the ports if you don't understand what you're doing.

        A good firewall and antivirus software will take care of this for you.
        Seemed like he was attempting to give "advice". What are the ports things he was talking about anyway?
        If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Raphael View Post
          you really should block port 80 and port 443. It will greatly enhance your internet experience













          NOTE: DO NOT DO THAT as it will block just about all internet access rendering your pc useless
          After pressing CTRL+W or alt+f4.
          If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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          • #6
            Here is a list of TCP port assignments http://porttest.net/common.php

            I don't know how complete it is; there is a link at the bottom of the list.
            The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

            [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Raphael View Post
              you really should block port 80 and port 443. It will greatly enhance your internet experience
              And ports 25 and 26, then email me for more info.
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                Seemed like he was attempting to give "advice". What are the ports things he was talking about anyway?
                they're one of those things where if you don't know, don't be fiddling with them. Just let your pc firewall do it's job

                Wikipedia has a decent overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_(computer_networking)
                "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
                -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

                Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
                1 Corinthians 16:13

                "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
                -Ben Witherington III

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                • #9
                  I ain't clickin' no links given by a conspiracy theorist!
                  If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                    Seemed like he was attempting to give "advice". What are the ports things he was talking about anyway?
                    Ports are kinda like channels on your Cable TV box --- different processes or communications use different ports.
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                      I ain't clickin' no links given by a conspiracy theorist!
                      Yeah, smart move.
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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                      • #12
                        I've read some very reliable sites that say that computer ports are a conspiracy of big pharma. Why else are computer problems caused by 'viruses'? I rest my case.

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                        • #13
                          One would think some people think the Watergate coverup was NOT a conspiracy. Tricky Dicky did all the coverup by all his lonesome self.
                          The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

                          [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                            One would think some people think the Watergate coverup was NOT a conspiracy. Tricky Dicky did all the coverup by all his lonesome self.
                            Sure. Just not the kind of conspiracy you think is going on. People are too incompetent/ not evil enough to have a secret global evil conspiracy controlling everything. If the conspiracy nuts were right, no one would have figured out Watergate.
                            If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                              Sure. Just not the kind of conspiracy you think is going on. People are too incompetent/ not evil enough to have a secret global evil conspiracy controlling everything. If the conspiracy nuts were right, no one would have figured out Watergate.
                              Yep...as someone who lived through that, I can attest to that!
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