Check for remotely accessible services the Windows way.
Unix makes it quick and easy to see which ports on a system are open, but how can you do that on Windows? Well, with FPort from Foundstone (http://www.foundstone.com/resources/index_resources.htm) it's as quick and easy as running good old netstat.
FPort has very few command-line options, and those deal mostly with specifying how you'd like the output sorted. For instance, if you want the output sorted by application name, you can use /a; if you want it sorted by process ID, you can use /i. While it may not be as full of features as netstat, it definitely gets the job done.
To get a listing of all ports that are open on your system, simply type fport. If you want the list to be sorted by port number, use the /p switch:
C:\> fport /p FPort v2.0 - TCP/IP Process to Port Mapper Copyright 2000 by Foundstone, Inc. http://www.foundstone.com Pid Process Port Proto Path 432 svchost -> 135 TCP C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 8 System -> 139 TCP 8 System -> 445 TCP 672 MSTask -> 1025 TCP C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe 8 System -> 1028 TCP 8 System -> 1031 TCP 1116 navapw32 -> 1035 TCP C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe 788 svchost -> 1551 TCP C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 788 svchost -> 1553 TCP C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 788 svchost -> 1558 TCP C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 1328 svchost -> 1565 TCP C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe 8 System -> 1860 TCP 1580 putty -> 3134 TCP C:\WINNT\putty.exe 772 WinVNC -> 5800 TCP C:\Program Files\TightVNC\WinVNC.exe 772 WinVNC -> 5900 TCP C:\Program Files\TightVNC\WinVNC.exe 432 svchost -> 135 UDP C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe 8 System -> 137 UDP 8 System -> 138 UDP 8 System -> 445 UDP 256 lsass -> 500 UDP C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe 244 services -> 1027 UDP C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe 688 IEXPLORE -> 2204 UDP C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE 1396 IEXPLORE -> 3104 UDP C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE 256 lsass -> 4500 UDP C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
Notice that there are some processes listed?such as navapw32, putty, and IEXPLORE?that don't appear to be services. These show up in the output because FPort lists all open ports, not just opened ports that are listening.
While FPort is not as powerful as some of the commands available under other operating systems, it is still a valuable, quick, and easy-to-use tool that is a great addition to Windows.