open ports 2077 and 2078

May 8, 2010 at 00:17:56
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.194 GHz / 3054 MB

Hello and TIA for your help! I have looked through a bunch of google results for this issue, and find not a single solution, and a lot of unsolved posts.

Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
Windows Firewall active with exceptions added carefully for port 2077 tcp and port 2077 TCP.
No AV software installed. (Recently uninstalled Eset.)
Lenovo T61 laptop with 3gb RAM, 240GB hd
Router: Linkys WRT400N. Port Range Triggering added for port 2077 tcp and port 2077 TCP. Linksys techs say there is no other config needed to open these ports for this router.
ISP: Atlantic Broadband. Two different support reps say they block no ports; ports 2077 and 2078 are open for them.

So I go to http://www.canyouseeme.org/, check port 2077 and get "Error: I could not see your service on 69.84.109.69 on port (2077)". Same for 2078.

What next?


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#1
May 8, 2010 at 04:39:12

canyouseeme.org raises a good question. What service is running on those ports? I don't see any running either.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
May 8, 2010 at 04:45:28

What happens, if you don't use the trigger port option, but configure the port forwarding in the router setup?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#3
May 8, 2010 at 10:16:52

@paulsep: Nice. I added ports 2077 and 2078 to port forwarding on the router, and this worked to open the ports. So the Linksys rep's instructions to use port triggering was wrong.

I will be making a new post about the unresolved problem of why I need to use those ports: webdisk!


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#4
May 8, 2010 at 10:20:39

Oh, also: Does opening ports 2077 and 2078 on 192.168.1.100 on the router, with exceptions added to xp firewall, create a security risk for me?

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#5
May 8, 2010 at 14:15:23

If there is a service running on port 2077 and port 2078, it's up to the service, whether it's more or less risky.

Therefore it's absolutely necessary to keep the software used to provide services to the internet and the operating system itself up to date.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#6
May 8, 2010 at 15:39:06

"services": This I don't get. How can I view the services that are using ports 2077/8?

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#7
May 8, 2010 at 15:45:47

A service is a program on a server that answers requests from a client. The most basic is a web server which answers requests from a browser on a client PC. If you go to google.com , the google server answers your request for the search box. Google is the server & your PC is the client.

Port 2077 lists Old Tivoli Storage Manager
& 2078 lists IBM Total Productivity Center Server

Why would you need those?

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#8
May 9, 2010 at 00:17:25

These ports are used for webdisk/webdav. Here are instructions for setting up webdisk: http://www.clearhost.com/whmcs/know... or just google "webdisk instructions".

Now I have successfully setup webdisk following these instructions. So no security risk (other than inherent with webdisk itself) as I questioned previously?


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