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Windows 7: Assistance understanding the output of “netstat -b”

13 Mar 2015   #1

Lubuntu 32 Bit
Assistance understanding the output of “netstat -b”

I’m using Windows 7 64-Bit, and ran netstat -b and it outputted the data to a text file. Their are 4 columns “Proto,” “Local Address,” “Foreign Address,” and “State. The “Foreign Address” states my computer name, and a port number. Their are at least 9 others like this, just a different port on the local address and foreign address. See screenshot.

What does it mean, and how can I fix it?

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13 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

For starters try
netstat --help

Here's a bit more:
networking - How do I interpret 'netstat -a' output - Stack Overflow
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13 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Why do you believe there is anything that needs fixing? It all looks quite ordinary.
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13 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro is a loopback address, it's used by your computer on your network adapter for testing/maintenance/whatnot, i.e. it's not a "network" connection. You should worry if there are no connections when you run netstat
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 Assistance understanding the output of “netstat -b”

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