How to close/disable port 69 TFTP on Window XP?

May 7, 2012 at 00:59:54
Specs: Windows xp
I run a home base business and attempt to run a "virtual terminal" meaning charing people's credit card using "virtual" devices like a website or smartphone, etc (no actual machine as one uses in restaurant or retail locations). I had to follow certain regulatory guideline (scan testing) to ensure my network is secured from getting hacked or attacked. I recently conducted a scan test and I failed as the report shows a vulnerabiltiy in port 69, TFTP directory tranversal. I called both my internet provider (cox) and router (dlink) and they both threw the ball at each other, that I can't figure out what to do. Dlink told me that actually, that port 69 wasn't even enabled so they can't disable or close it. I just need to figure out a way to close or disable it so I can pass the scan test. Anything suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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May 7, 2012 at 03:06:28
Well your internet provider has nothing to do with blocking specific ports at your end, so it was pointless asking them.

You control your ports either in the router's configuration setup pages (in a web browser) or in your firewall settings in Windows.

To block a port using built-in Windows XP tools, see this:

This may also help:

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May 7, 2012 at 12:41:15
Your connection to the internet is also a good way to help protect your lan. The router may have some firewalling to disable all un-needed ports and services.

Hang up and live.

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May 7, 2012 at 13:09:31
do a port forward in the router of port 69 to
that should close it.

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