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    Availability and description of the Port Reporter tool

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...s;837243&sd=ee

    Dunno if anyone is interested but here it is...from Mr. Bill:

    SUMMARY
    This article discusses the Port Reporter tool. The Port Reporter tool runs as a service on computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. The tool logs TCP and UDP port activity. This article contains information about how to obtain and install the tool. When you install the tool, the Setup program creates the appropriate registry entries and installs the Port Reporter service.

    This article also contains information about how to use start parameters to configure the Port Reporter service and information about the Port Reporter log files that are generated by the Port Reporter service.

    Overview
    The Port Reporter tool logs TCP and UDP port activity. The tool is a small program that runs as a service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000.

    On Windows Server 2003 and on Windows XP-based computers, the service can log the following information: The ports that are used
    The processes that use the port
    Whether a process is a service
    The modules that a process loaded
    The user accounts that run a process
    On Windows 2000-based computers, the service logs the ports that are used and when the ports are used.

    You can use the information that is logged by the Port Reporter tool to help you track port usage and troubleshoot certain issues. The information that is logged by the Port Reporter tool may also be helpful for security purposes.

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    Semmes DEHC and a few others might get some use out of this. Nice find Rik.

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    I saw this service a little while ago, it is a little awkward to use and can be difficult trying to decode the log...

    However, if you have a specific Port issue or need usuage tracking etc, then it could be worth having a look at it. let me know if anyone gets useful info out...

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    What, you get to look at a report of ports open? Why not view in real time with Port Explorer

    Port Explorer allows you to see all the open ports on your system and what programs own them (called Port to Process mapping). Along with this ability it also has many tools including a packet sniffer, bandwidth throttling and country detection to name just a few. Port Explorer has an intuitive GUI that allows you to quickly see all the network activity your computer is involved in, and thanks to its ease of use is allowing people everywhere to do advanced network activities.

    We believe Port Explorer is the leading program of its kind, and this independent review by Roger A. Grimes (author of Malicious Mobile Code: Virus Protection for Windows) came to the same conclusion after he compared 11 of the best port-to-process mappers available.
    Or how about the freeware Active Ports: http://www.download.com/3000-2085-10...age&tag=button

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    exactly LK, there a lot of free and pretty good port viewers with built-in recorders and statistics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    Or how about the freeware Active Ports: http://www.download.com/3000-2085-10...age&tag=button
    This app seems pretty useful. Just did a check at work and can see lots of interesting stuff.

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