HP Smartmedia - Windows Home Server

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Jack Ouzzi, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Jack Ouzzi

    Jack Ouzzi Guest

    Hi,

    Just recently bough myself a HPSmartMedia Window Home Server, a fairly
    cool bit of kit for use on my 2 desktop 1 laptop network.

    Must admit I don’t ‘quite’ grasp the concept of open ports and remote
    access suffice to say ‘open’ = not good as bad bloke can get in and do
    nasties to your PC/network.

    A port scan (I know not THAT reliable) show all my ports as invisible
    and secure (shields up – grc.com = others) I do however occasionally
    wish to access my PC remotely to get at files and folders stored
    there.

    When I open up access here at home on the server on ‘secure’ port 443
    (forwarded in my router) I can do that, access my files that is, when
    I close access on the server (port still forwarded on router) I can’t,
    and all ports are ‘stealthed’ again …

    How vulnerable am I during the ‘open’ stage …. Only 443 shows as being
    open BTW.

    TIA
     
    Jack Ouzzi, Aug 12, 2008
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