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    Chame1eon's Avatar Super Freak
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    what exactly is a port?
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    its a lhing you go through

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    If I have a computer related question, I always ask whatis.com.
    Here's what I found when I searched there for port.

    http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/sDe...i212807,00.html

    Edit: added whatis.com linky

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    so it's jsut a number that tells one program which other program communicate with
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    arg... I wish I was further along with my networking course.

    My interpretation: a port is a vitual 'connection or access point' used by a program to access a network or resource.
    So it's basically, the program telling the computer it's running on what port number it (the program) wants to use to access whatever it needs to connect to.

    Like how K-Lite always used to use port 1214 to access the fasttrack network.

    Hope that makes sense and is reasonably correct.

    Edit: additional

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    i see, (i think)
    btw i bookmarked whatis.com thanks
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    Good move.. and you're most welcome.

    Oh yeah.. do you use Firefox?

    There's a whatis.com search engine available for the Firefox search bar.
    It can be found in the Reference section.

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    i like myie2
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    Originally posted by Chame1eon@7 August 2004 - 13:53
    what exactly is a port?
    Many things...

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/port

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    LIVERPOOL was a port
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