Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#175 closed enhancement (Not a bug)

Open Ports

Reported by: Expee Owned by: phobos
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
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Description

Hello,

After installing Tor I scanned my ports at www.grc.com, and found that the following ports were open: 21, 25, 53, 80, 110, 143, 443, 465, 993, 995.
Is this of a big concern?

Thank you!

Regards,
Expee

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: Windows 2k/XP]

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comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by nickm

Did you scan your ports *before* installing Tor too? Tor shouldn't be listening on those
ports unless you told it to do so.

Also, try turningTtor off and scanning your ports again; are those ports still open?

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Expee

Hi Nick,

No I did not, but I do know they were all stealth, as I scan my ports regularly. What I did, however, after seeing all those ports open, I turned Tor off and then scanned them again. They were all stealth.
I ran Tor a minute ago again, scanned my ports and got different results than last night. This time all those ports were open, but the rest of them were closed, not stealth. With Tor running, I got the following message when I was about to scan them at www.grc.com:


Your Internet connection's IP address is uniquely associated with the following "machine name":

recesja.icm.edu.pl

What the above address means and with what it is associated, I have no idea. When I turned it off it showed my real IP address. Also, Tor slows down my connection a lot. I have 4 mbps, but with Tor running it slows down my downloads to as low as 20 kbps. I am aware that the price for using Tor is a slower connection, but is it normal to have it this slow?

Thank you.

Cheers,
Expee

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by phobos

flyspray2trac: bug closed.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

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