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Old 10-16-2010, 05:18 AM   #1
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Nmap showing wrong information

I'm not too sure if this is the right topic to post in but if it isn't please move it to the correct topic.

I recently opened some ports for my Playstation 3 and the connection test on the PS3 tells me that the ports are open . But when I execute this command

nmap -p 0-60000

I get this
Starting Nmap 5.21 ( ) at 2010-10-16 20:54 AUS Eastern Daylight
Nmap scan report for PS3 (
Host is up (0.00063s latency).
All 60001 scanned ports on PS3 ( are closed
MAC Address: **:**:**:**:**:** (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 4.12 seconds
I could be executing the wrong command or something but I have read through the manual and couldn't find anything that helped. I have tried this command on other machines that I have opened ports for and get similar results except for a few Ephemeral ports (80,443 etc.) which also makes me wonder why these aren't listed as open on the PS3?
Old 10-16-2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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Perhaps because your PS3 is only a client. It's not serving anything, or shouldn't be.
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Doing the same command on my router tells me ports are closed also?

Or am I missing the point of something?


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