port scanner outbound

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by yodafan, Oct 20, 2002.

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  1. yodafan

    yodafan Guest

    hey guys,

    Since most port scanners from sites only do inbound connection. Is there ne programs out there to scan for all outbound connections? i know there is like leak test but, i would like to see what open ports or data that could be leakin out.

  2. root

    root Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2002
    Missouri, USA
  3. yodafan

    yodafan Guest

    hi root,

    I'm not reallly looking for a port monitor, only a port scanner that can check outbound connections....as for programs like leaktest i think it only checks to see if connected outbound on port 80...i want something that can scan all my outbound.

  4. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    I'm not sure how exactly you're going to be able to do this Yodafan. I think you're using Sygate Personal Firewall, right? Any attempt you make on your system to scan outward would either be blocked, if you tell SPF not to allow the scanning program an outbound connection, or, it will be 100% successful, if you allow it out. I don't know how you'd get around the specific application rules in your personal firewall as far as the scanning goes.

    I believe that's why things like leak tests are used. They attempt to fool your personal software firewall and are either successful or not, trying as they may to act like a trojan might act. I just haven't heard of one that tries different protocols and ports, reporting success on some and failure on others.

    If you are instead trying to test a separate independant (hardware) firewall or router which is on your network, and you want to see if packets can get through that, you might try a regular port scanning tool like nmap. Or perhaps this one that Paul posted about a couple days ago:


    Of course, I think most network firewalls are more likely to be configured to protect against inbound connections, but, I guess this would depend upon what rules have been put in place to restrict outbound connections.

    If I've missed the point of what you're looking for, please clarify. Or perhaps others here are more familiar with the type of test tool that would meet your needs, and they'll post...

    Best Wishes,
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