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Why my network gears respond to my portscan for some non-existing IP addresses

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Hi,

When I use port scan software to scan some non-existing IP addresses, e.g. 10.22.22.22, 10.33.33.33 etc, in my company's network, I get following responses:
port 80 is open
port 25 is open

When I do the same scan at home I have different results: nothing is open.

My questions are:
1.) Why I have some ports opend on some non-existing IP address?
2.) Is it possible something is wrong with the code /software on Huawei network gears?
3.) Is there any other possiblity other than Huawei gear?

Any information and help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Regards

John
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Have you tried upgraded firmware on the routers?
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There may be one or more devices on your network that have factory default IP's and factory default open ports.  Or maybe these settings are left over from an old config.  Ports 80 & 25 are web and SMTP,  If you type http://10.22.22.22 into a web browser, does a web page load?
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http://10.22.22.22 into a web browser, doesn't load a web page .

Thanks

John
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Are you able to associate MAC addresses with these IP's?
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Thanks all, it turns out port 80 was open on the edge switch.

Thanks for your help.
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Thanks everyone's help.
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