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I want to build a simple http listener project.

It will listen on our network and send asynchronous data to a wcf

Should I do this as a Windows service?
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"http listener" is a web server.  If you already have a web server on that machine it will not share port 80 with your program.  You would have to create your program as a proxy server which is how network monitors like Wireshark and Fiddler work.  And also your anti-virus.
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I've been tasked by management to build a stand alone listener

This will listen for our VOIP sockets and pass through data eventually to our server. (DB)
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Then it is a terminology problem.  HTTP is a protocol which is used on port 80 for communicating with web sites although it can be used on other non-standard ports.  VOIP uses a completely different set of ports and it depends on the protocols (there are more than one) that are used by your system.  So technically you are not building an "http listener".

There is also the issue that your computer may not ever see those messages since they will not necessarily be sent to it.

You might want to check out the things in this search for VOIP monitoring https://www.google.com/search?q=VOIP+monitoring  which is what I think you want to do.  I see that there is at least one Open Source product on the list.
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Thanks.  I at least have something to take to management.
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You're welcome, good luck with your project.
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