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port 81 and port 82 open on windows server

Posted on 2014-01-30
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godaddy windows server 2008 dedicated no control panel

public firewall rule

if I open port 81 and/or port 82
I want these ports to show web pages


What could go wrong?
Is this unsafe
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Question by:rgb192
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by:Dan Craciun
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Opening a port is not unsafe by itself. The application that listens to that port has vulnerabilities.

That being said, if IIS will listen to ports 81/82 it will be about as secure as if it would be listening on the standard 80.

HTH,
Dan
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by:rgb192
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so is wamp an application

if I installed skype on server would the server be more vunerable now that more than 80 (81 and 82) is open
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by:Dan Craciun
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wamp is Apache, Mysql and PHP on Windows.
Apache listens by default on 80, Mysql on 3306.

Why did you open ports 81 and 82? What application needed those ports?
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by:rgb192
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I would like to open wamp (apache) 81 and 82 because iis is using 80
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Why 81 and 82? A single port should be enough for Apache.

If you don't use an old/unpatched version of Apache and you follow best practices on your web apps that run on wamp (strong passwords, sanitized inputs etc) you shouldn't have security issues.

Please note that making Apache listen on port 81 will mean that all the addresses will have to be of the following form: http://yourdomain.ext/yourpage:81

HTH,
Dan
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by:rgb192
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Thanks for apache port information.
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