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    Port Forwarding

    Just checking my router settings and noticed that service port 62618 is set up for forwarding as a virtual server. I can't recall what this might have been there for. Any way of finding out? I can't see any activity on the firewall log.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Hosting any online games lately or in the past ??? http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-Port-F...ng-on-a-Router
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    Re: Port Forwarding

    <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> - no games. I have set up another port for a file sharing client, which is the only other one on the list. But this one's a mystery.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Any torrent software?

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    The file sharing software is what I use if ever need to d/l a torrent. But maybe it belongs to some old torrent software I've tried then uninstalled. Thing is, no reference to that port (pointing to a particular app) jumps out on a Google search.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    The last link on the first page of tcp port 62618 - Live Search refers to ktorrent.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Thanks Joe, but it doesn't ring a bell. Maybe I could just remove it and see what happens?

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Seems like a good idea to me. I just hate it when I'm not quite sure of how some computer related weirdness happened.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Here's a smile for ya. Last night I read your post and as often happens, I wondered what MY router's port forwarding looks like. Mine has port 113 forwarded to a non-existent IP address and I couldn't remember why. I went to bed and as usual, slept on it. It DID come to me during the night! Steve Gibson and his Shields Up scan for stealthing a LONG time ago: GRC | Port Authority, for Internet Port 113 .

    I wonder if I still need to do this "trick" or are more recent issue routers equipped to handle this possible security breach?

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    I know port stealthing used to be considered "bad form" - the polite thing to do was to allow the pinger to get a response. I guess hackers and malware writers spoiled those niceties of the net, so now the norm appears to be stealthing. As to what achieves it, I guess it depends on what's set how - router, firewall, ...

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    ktorrent is a bittorrent application for the KDE desktop environment for Linux, BSD, and Unix OSes. I wonder if Alan has any neighbours borrowing his router without his knowledge, or possibly somebody visited once for a few short hours?
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