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hi what is port

 
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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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Here is a definition from whatis.com on "PORT"
Hope this gets you started...
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Here is another explanation about port and various port numbers http://www.neoworx.com/help/?doc=9&page=newpage300
 
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