Hermes service on Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

Recently I`ve scanned my server and discover: "1248/tcp open  hermes".

Could anybody know what is hermes ?

Question by:kracusx
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    Accepted Solution

    Hermes is a registered port which is not controlled by IANA
    The Registered Ports are not controlled by the IANA and on most systems can be used by ordinary user processes or programs executed by ordinary users.

    Ports are used in the TCP [RFC793] to name the ends of logical connections which carry long term conversations. For the purpose of providing services to unknown callers, a service contact port is defined. This list specifies the port used by the server process as its contact port. While the IANA can not control uses of these ports it does register or list uses of these ports as a convienence to the community.
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    Thanks for the points and grade

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