Firewall exception entries for port 32210 and 32771


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Zytan

In Windows Firewall, Exceptions, the allowed programs show:

PORT_32210
PORT_32771

They both open the two ports they claim... 32210 and 32771. I can't
find anything on the internet about these ports. My friends don't
have these entries. I have no viruses (Avast) or spyware (Ad-Aware).
I've shut them off, with no harm so far.

What's up with this???

Zytan
 
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Doug Knox - [MS-MVP]

If you have UPnP turned on in your router, this allows applications to open
ports as needed, without your intervention. Many instant messaging and file
sharng programs use this functionality.
 
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Zytan

Doug, thanks very much for the informative answer!

I am not behind a router, although I USED to be years ago. So, this
must have been set way back then. How did the router have access to
change the Windows XP Firewall settings?

I wonder what the two ports are for? I am going to do some research
right now and see if I can find out....

Thanks a lot!!! :)

Zytan
 
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Zytan

I wonder what the two ports are for? I am going to do some research
right now and see if I can find out....

I can't find anything. Maybe I added them by accident when trying to
set up the router for a game or something.

Zytan
 
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Doug Knox - [MS-MVP]

The router would not have changed your firewall settings. But as you said,
it may have been a game or other program that configured the firewall ports
needed for it to work.
 

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