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I'm using firestarter and i have been blocking that port, but thats besides the point. there is a service using that port and i want to close it down. funny thing though even after blocking the 515 port in firestarter its still showing up as a open port. I'm just trying to find the service that is using this port thats all. i finally had to go into my router and block it out. I'm just seeing allot of posts around about port 515 and i have not seen the source yet.
cool i like it /sbin/ifconfig eth0 I'm feeling better already
you wouldn't happen to know a command that will tell me my public ip address would you, I'm running nat (IP Masquerading).
i wish it was that easy because i might have seen it but its not listed in my service configuration i don't even have LPRng installed on my system. any other ideas i just cant believe i cant find a post where someone had already solved this problem. i see this question about port 515 everywhere not that any of the questions are asking specifically just about port 515 but open ports in general and port 515 is sure listed allot.
Originally posted by illtbagu you wouldn't happen to know a command that will tell me my public ip address would you, I'm running nat (IP Masquerading).
I've never heard of one, but when I have to find mine, I have a page setup as a bookmark that shows it to me: http://dynamic.zoneedit.com/checkip.html
(I don't masquerade AFAIK though, so I don't know if that'll work for you or not..)
Distribution: Slackware, (Non-Linux: Solaris 7,8,9; OSX; BeOS)
Is your router assigned an IP number via DHCP? Most decent routers allow you to connect to them via HTTP. Usually they show their current configuration, including their WAN and LAN IP addresses. . .
If you want a commandline way of getting this, check out wget.
Of course, this sends your router password as plain text and also saves it in your history file and shows up in "ps". Much of that can be mitigated (read the man page), and since most routers don't use SSL, it's not really any more dangerous than your current connection method. . .