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Security question -- FTP (Port 21) (SOLVED)

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Registered: 30-07-2007

Security question -- FTP (Port 21) (SOLVED)

I just found (via GRC and whatsmyip) that port 21 (ftp) seems to be open on my system.
this really surprised me as I have a NAT router (DrayTek 2800VG) on which I have no opened ports, and am running ZA on my XP Home SP2 system (windows firewall disabled in favour of ZA).
I seem to recall running these portscanners a while ago and everything was closed up tight.
I run AdAwareSE, SpyBotS&D & AVG and they've detected nothing.
If I run an ftp client against my IP address it doesn't connect ("unknown error number") .
Any suggestions from you security gurus who seem to haunt this place?
thanks

paul
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Security question -- FTP (Port 21) (SOLVED)

Forget it . i'd for some unknown reason enabled remote ftp firmware update on the router.
that'll teach me to post before i've investigated properly :roll: