|Subject:||Re: Why is MS listening|
|Posted by:||Intuitive (jason_toma…@hotmail.com)|
|Date:||Mon, 23 Jul 2007|
Microsoft is not spying on you.
Nice observation; but they have better things to do with their time
...honestly, they do.
"microsoft-ds" is the recent(ish) name given to the new rendition of the
old Server Message Blocks (SMB), which is Common Internet File System
What runs on UDP port 4500? I have no idea.
What runs on UDP port 500(isakmp)? Well, it's the ISAKMP service which
is run by IPSec on your Windows machine.
> Dear Group,
> I am wondering about several lines in the return to a
> netstat -a
> command on my pc!
> They show that microsoft is listening. Is this legitimate and which
> program is served by these connections?
> TCP x-xxxxxxxxxxx:microsoft-ds g-xxxxxxxxxxx:0 LISTENING
> UDP x-xxxxxxxxxxx:microsoft-ds *:*
> There are two more lines which I do not know what they could refer to
> UDP x-almjf4iscdqrx:isakmp *:*
> UDP x-almjf4iscdqrx::4500 *:*
> What do they refer to?
> I dont know whether it is worth is, but I changed by PC name to all xs.
> Is there a document which explains the meaning of these lines?
> Thanks for any helpful replies.
Why is MS listening posted by NoSpam on Sun, 15 Jul 2007