Last post Apr 08, 2014 08:21 AM by AidyF
Apr 08, 2014 07:01 AM|GIDLIBRARY|LINK
Does visual studio open any ports? I know it runs its own web-server (or IIS). The reason I ask is that I just went to steve gibson's "probe my ports" site, and it indicated that my computer responds to 'pings', which is says is a bad thing, because it
tells potential hackers where my computer is.
Apr 08, 2014 08:21 AM|AidyF|LINK
"ping" doesn't use ports, you could have no ports open and still respond to pings. It uses a special type of communication that is outside the scope of this forum, but your computer responding to pings is nothing to do with VS, also there is a chance that
the computer that was actually responding wasn't your computer at all but a router or something between the probing site and your machine.
Basically, don't worry about these things, there is nothing to worry about.