troubleshooting Question

Data Transfer

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Just read a comment on another security audit forum about data transfer protocols, typically what must be open and running if you want to copy a file from a remote host in your network, which services/protocols must be running.

Can you list the common “data transfer” protocols that are required to copy say data.xls from a share on a Windows 2003 Server onto a Windows xp machine, not just the usual SMB but more obscure protocols that could be used to accomplish this task, a full list of all protocols available in windows though that can “transfer data” from A to B would be greatly appreciated. And also what client software/tools comes with a standard workstation like xp to accomplish the data transfer with the various protocols?

Secondly, someone mentioned all you need is HTTP (p80) open on a host and you can technically get any data off that server. Is this true or a complete myth? Just because say port 80 is open on “database server”, that people can use HTTP to get hold of \\remotehost\e\admin\doc.xls ? That seemed far fetched to me but is it possible?

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