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tcp port 8081

hello all, I have a web based application that is used locally and is on port 8081.  I want to be able to access the app from the outside.  is their an extreme risk for opening that port to the outside world ?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
There is always a risk in doing that.  Much of it depends on how well you did the application.  How are you expecting to use it?
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yegorkinCommented:
It depends on application's reliability and security.
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Matt VCommented:
Only if the app is insecure.  If you are only forwarding that port to that machine, then the only security risk is the app running on that port.
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jrojas1213Author Commented:
well the application is a web based helpdesk.  we have users offsite who would need to access the application for the obvious reasons
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woolmilkporcCommented:
All depends on how secure your webserver is and not on port numbers.

This said, port 8081 is as risky (or not)as port 80 is.

wmp


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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You should have a login at least.  And don't link the application on a 'public' page.
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jrojas1213Author Commented:
absolutely the application is connected to our AD on the server so authentication is performed through there
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Matt VCommented:
End result, if you trust the webpage to public access, then which port you are using is unimportant.
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agileblowfishCommented:
As long as you don't list the port on any public resources, I would change the port to something other than this default.  8081 is kind of a common webserver port, so a hacker may try this port if he knows the domain along with port 80 and other common ports.  You could use a non-common port to run your website on and then the only way someone would know how to get in would be by doing a port scan and find it open.  But, like people said above, the security risk would be based on your application code.  If it has holes, then someone could hack it.
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Matt VCommented:
Thanks for spreading the points to the people who originally gave that same answer.
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