Understanding output from netstat -a

Acer Aspire 7540-1317 notebook - athlon...
August 31, 2010 at 09:12:44
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit, Debian 5.0 Lenny 32-bit, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS triple boot, 2.0 GHz, 3.00 GB RAM
Hello. I am having trouble understanding output from netstat -a
I ran this command from an elevated command prompt on Windows 7 professional and I am having trouble understanding which ports are listening for connections from a remote machine rather than my local computer. It shows tcp ports 135, 445, 5357, 49152 through 49157 listening on local address and listening for foreign address calum-laptoppc:0
There are several ports listening on the loopback address ( listening for foreign address calum-laptoppc:localportnum. The ports listening here are 10110, 49163 through and then it shows two tcp connections from (my ip) to an internet address using port 80 - http.
It then shows the same as the 135 and 49157 port range I mentioned at the start listening for calum-laptoppc again (tcp connection)

It then shows various udp ports listening for *:*

What does this say in terms of my pc's network security? I ran some tools to disable dcom and close port 139 and upnp from the Gibson research website www.grc.com.

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August 31, 2010 at 09:14:45
Sorry where I said 49163 through I meant to write 49163 through 49166

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August 31, 2010 at 09:41:08
Google "netstat command" and start going through each link. By the time you hit the 4th link, you should have answered your own question.

Google is your friend!

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

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