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Re: testing open ports on the user's side

On Friday 28 May 2004 16:25, Emma Jane Hogbin hurled the following on the 
> On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 07:08:24AM -0700, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > grab the plug-info from the users browser ( if its setup to tell you )
> >
> > use nmap or any port scanner to see if you can scan that port you
> > want on their machine
> This is the one I need to know about. Sorry to be so dense, but if I
> google "nmap" and "port scanner" I'll find exactly what I need?

A user can be able to receive traffic on port x, but that port will still be 
closed for a port scan. The user MUST initiate the connection.

Problem is, that's hard, since as someone suggested, picking up something from 
thee server on a given port doesn't do any good (I think) the client will 
connect from a random port.

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