Re: Port 1028 in Win XP Pro - do I need an external router?

On Aug 31, 1:20 pm, "@lf" <a...@xxxxxx> wrote:

Recheck using some other firewall test.

For example, you can use

To check port 1028, select custom scan, and for your IP from this header
command should look something like this

-sS -sU -P0 -p 1028

Do I need to get a hardware firewall (router)?

Router is a good idea.

Thanks! I went there and got this:

Scan Result

Nmap Options: -sS -sU -P0 -p 1028

Starting Nmap 4.11 ( ) at 2007-08-31
19:16 Central Europe Daylight Time
Interesting ports on
1028/tcp open unknown
1028/udp open|filtered ms-lsa

Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 2.922 seconds

So apparently it really is open.

I haven't made an exception for any ports in my Win XP firewall
settings: only for the internet apps that I use regularly.

If I get a router, will my port 1028 then show as closed?

Thank you!