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Re: who owns the ports?

Well, finger is probably running through inetd...  Either that or you
are running that scanner detecter package that binds to every port 
known in the universe.


On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Matthias G. Imhof wrote:
> Performing strobe or nmap on my system, I get, e.g., the following list:
> 79/tcp     open        finger                  
> 119/tcp    open        nntp                    
> 143/tcp    open        imap2                   
> 540/tcp    open        uucp                    
> 6667/tcp   open        irc                     
> 12345/tcp  open        NetBus                  
> 12346/tcp  open        NetBus                  
> 31337/tcp  open        Elite                   
> However, lsof -i tcp:79 yields nothing. Similarly with the others.
> In addition, there should be no irc running, finger is commented from the
> inetd.conf, and so on.
> Why do these ports respond to strobe or nmap? Which process controlls them?
> Matthias

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