What ports to open?

w^rl0rdw^rl0rd Member Posts: 329
I recently installed a software firewall and noticed that since I started file sharing, I have received all kinds of SYN attacks, etc. I decided to create a rule, blocking all ports, then manually opening the ones I need to allow connections on.

What ports should a normal home PC have open to operate without problems. Obviously port 53 for DNS would be a good one. Right?


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    Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    You should also open these as well. 110(pop3), 25(smtp), 80(http), 443(https). That should get you through. I use Zone Alarm Basic. It's free, and very easy to configure(automatic, or manually).
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