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Active Port Program

by Ken Deyell / September 9, 2008 10:18 PM PDT

Is there a free "active port program" compatible with Vista home premium.I want to determine what Port PID 2828 Paltalk uses.

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Google this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2008 2:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Active Port Program

AnalogX Netstat Live appears to run on Vista.

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Active Ports
by Ken Deyell / September 10, 2008 3:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Google this.

Robert I tried to locate that program at but it came up empty.Could you please advise me where I may source it from.Thanks for your prompt reply to my inquiry.

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From the horse of course.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2008 3:35 AM PDT
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Analogx has his own site.

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by Ken Deyell / September 17, 2008 1:28 PM PDT

I was able to d/l the program but would not load for me because of an error "could not establish dll (oxoooooooo)(0)" However I used the CMD promt and restat -a which lists all the ports except I am not sure how to identify and associate them with any given program.Could you offer any brief guidence.

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Good luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2008 9:35 PM PDT
In reply to: AnalogX

I wonder if you still have UAC enabled. I know I don't and many messages like that are now gone. Sorry all I can share are things I use or do. I can't fix your machine and might not guess why your machine has an issue with that port watcher.

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I swear
by Jimmy Greystone / September 18, 2008 1:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Active Port Program

I swear XP had a version of the basic Unix networking command toolkit, and included a program that would show you which programs were using which port(s). I just can't remember the specific name of the program off-hand, but I'd bet money that just about every program, like the one Bob mentioned, will just run this command and trap the output.

I want to say netstat or netinfo, but just can't remember for sure.

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NETSTAT was neutered in Vista.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 2:29 AM PDT
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by Ken Deyell / September 18, 2008 7:35 AM PDT

Thx. fellows for your helpful information.Bob,I disabled UAC but had the same results with the error message.However from your link I used nestat -nv and I think I have been able to identify the Paltalk port on my Vista system as 40505.Thx. so much.

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Netsat works fine in Vista
by SouthernDeathcult / March 28, 2009 1:41 PM PDT

That blog entry is bogus the guy doesnt know what hes talking about he doesnt even use the right switches to get the information he is bitching about nestat not giving him.
The -o switch gives the process ID, the -f switch gives the complete domain name of the remote computer. and the -v switch he keeps using is obselete and does nothing.
If you want to automaticaly refresh the information use the interval switch so for example if you want the process id, remote computer domain names, and name of executable that created the connection and refresh it every 10 seconds type netstat -bfo 10

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2009 12:12 AM PDT

As this is old news now, I'll lock this discussion so it drops out of sight over time.

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