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Unformatted text preview: Ports Definition: A number assigned to user sessions and server applications in an IP network . The port number resides in the TCP or UDP header of the packet. Source Ports The source port, which can be a random number, is assigned to the client and is used to keep track of user sessions. Destination Ports The destination port is used to route packets on a server to the appropriate network application. For example, port 80 is the standard port number for HTTP traffic, and port 80 packets are processed by a Web server. Destination ports are typically well-known ports (0-1023) for common Internet applications such as HTTP, FTP and SMTP. It can also be a registered port (1024-49151) that vendors use for proprietary applications. Modified from PC Magazine on-line dictionary (www.pcmag.com). (2010)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course CECS 572 taught by Professor Maples,t during the Spring '08 term at CSU Long Beach.
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