trace ip

OracleOfDelphi

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Use the following command from the DOS Command Line:

tracert x.x.x.x

where x.x.x.x is the IP you want to trace, this program will display the hops needed to get to the destination IP if under 30 hops. It might even show you the domain name of the IP.

You dont want to close an open port, you want to stealth it.
Two simple ways to do this are:

1) Disable port in hardware firewall rules (If you have a router).
2) Disable port through software firewall (I.E. ZoneAlarm, BlackIce)

You want stealth on your ports so that attackers do not even think your computer is there.
Check www.grc.com for test of best known ports.

Hope this helps.
 

OracleOfDelphi

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Sorry about the first post, I read the second question in reverse. Just replace disable with enable on original post for the closed port issue.
 

JackMDS

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For general usage Ports are not Opened or Closed as an Independent entity.

If the Port is ?closed? by a Router you have to open it through the Router. If it controlled by software Firewall you have to open it in the Firewall. Some programs may need port assignment in their own configuration menus.

If you will be more specific may be a better answer can be given.

If you want a real good tracer use this:

3d Traceroute.
 

MichaelD

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Jack, that looks like an excellent trace tool. Thanks for sharing that with us. :)