Port defaults

David Ryder davaweb at bigpond.net.au
Wed Nov 26 22:09:17 GMT 2008


Thanks Hew,
Wouldn't it be better if they reverted to being closed - if so, how can
one do that apart from complicated rules for mail, firefox etc?

The reason I asked originally was because whenever I close Azureus, when
I next open it the port I was using is no longer available.

Can I write a script that would run to reset the port when Azureus is
re-opened, thus making it available again? I'm not savvy on port
opening/closing despite having tried to find info on it.

Many thanks,
David

On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 04:07 +1100, Hew McLachlan wrote:
> Hi David,
> 
> They are open by default. I have verified this with my use of programs
> such as Transmission that can test open ports. If you use ufw or some
> other firewall, ports will of course be closed with default rules (which
> I also verified).
> 
> Regards,
> Hew McLachlan
> 
> David Ryder wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Hardy
> > I have seen conflicting posts on the Ubuntu forums.
> > Could anybody please tell me if ports are closed by default or, as some
> > state, are now open by default?
> >
> > Many thanks,
> > David




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