Re: Why is MS listening

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Subject: Re: Why is MS listening
Posted by:  Intuitive (jason_toma…
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.

NoSpam wrote:
> 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.
> GR.


In response to

Why is MS listening posted by NoSpam on Sun, 15 Jul 2007