Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fport Maps Ports To Applications

Fport is a portable command line utility that will report all open TCP and UDP ports to the user. The port analyzer maps each open port to an application
to distinguish itself from the netstat -an command in Windows which otherwise would provide the same amount of information.

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What this means is that Fport will basically display all open ports and the applications that use them for their connection. This makes it very easy to find unauthorized connections by simply verifying the applications one by one.

Fport has to be launched from the command line or a batch script. It will display all open ports and their applications if it is executed without switches. The following switches are available:

/p (sort by port)
/a (sort by application)
/i (sort by pid)
/ap (sort by application path)

The output will look like this:

FPort v2.0 – TCP/IP Process to Port Mapper
Copyright 2000 by Foundstone, Inc.
Pid Process Port Proto Path
392 svchost -> 135 TCP C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
8 System -> 139 TCP
8 System -> 445 TCP
508 MSTask -> 1025 TCP C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe

392 svchost -> 135 UDP C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
8 System -> 137 UDP
8 System -> 138 UDP
8 System -> 445 UDP
224 lsass -> 500 UDP C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
212 services -> 1026 UDP C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe

The easiest way to work with fport is to save the output into a text document for further processing. This can be done with the command fport > output.txt which will create a text document with the name output.txt in the root directory of fport.


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