Saturday, August 2, 2008

Foundstone FPort

What Is FPort?:
FPort is a free utility available from Foundstone, a division of McAfee, which you can use to identify unknown, open ports and their associated applications
What Does FPort Do?:
An FPort scan reports all open TCP/IP and UDP ports and maps them to the owning application. Similar information can be gathered using the 'netstat -an' command, but FPort also maps the ports to running processes with the PID, process name and path. Fport can be used to quickly identify unknown, open ports and their associated applications for troubleshooting or forensic investigations.
What Are The Operating System Requirements?:
Fport requires Windows NT4, Windows 2000 or Windows XP to run.
Command Line Parameter Switches:
To fine-tune or filter the FPort scan results, there are a few command line switches that can be used:

  • /? usage help
  • /p sort by port
  • /a sort by application
  • /i sort by pid
  • /ap sort by application path
Download FPort: You can download a copy of this free utility from Foundstone at this link:

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