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hi what is port

pardha saradhi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 52
Please clarify this
1. what is port
2. where do we use port
3. are they fixed for different protocols
4. can we change port and assign any number
5. which software understands port
6. how to see the present ports engaged
Thanking you in advance

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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Here is a definition from on "PORT"
Hope this gets you started...
Shriram Shivakumar
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Joined: Jun 20, 2000
Posts: 42
Here is another explanation about port and various port numbers

-Shriram Shivakumar
I agree. Here's the link:
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