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- Trying to close ports - help please
June 13, 2004, 8:28 pm
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consistently have ports open which I would like to close and keep
closed. They are: 1) Application Layer Gateway TCP: 3001 (named:
Rewood Broker), 2) Generica Host Process TCP: 3003,3002 (named: CGMS
and RemoteWare Server), 3) Common Client User Session TCP: 3004
(named: CSoft Agent), and 4) Messenger TCP: 13440 (no name...
When I have googled for assistance on the net, I have found the names
but nothing else. No help found. In addition, soon after logging
onto the sites which list these ports I loose my connection and must
Any help in shutting these ports down would sure be appreciated.
Re: Trying to close ports - help please
For #1, you probably have internet connection sharing turned on. You
can either disable it on the network connection (your dialup?) or
disable the ALG service in the contrl panel.
For #4, stop using Instant messenger.
Head to www.foundstone.com and search for 'fport'. It's a command
line tool that will show what applications have these ports open.
Very helpful for tracking down open connections. It's part of the
You also might consider installing a personal firewall like Zone Alarm
to prevent unauthorized apps from connecting to the network.
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