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Common Ports

This is a list of Internet socket port numbers used by protocols of the Transport Layer of the Internet Protocol Suite for the establishment of host-to-host connectivity.

Originally, port numbers were used by the Network Control Program (NCP) in the ARPANET for which two ports were required for half duplex transmission. Later, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) needed only one port for full duplex, bidirectional traffic. The even numbered ports were not used, and this resulted in some even numbers in the well-known port number range being unassigned. The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) and the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) also use port numbers. They usually use port numbers that match the services of the corresponding TCP or UDP implementation, if they exist.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for maintaining the official assignments of port numbers for specific uses. However, many unofficial uses of both well-known and registered port numbers occur in practice.

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Use Description Color
Official Port is registered with IANA for the application White
Unofficial Port is not registered with IANA for the application   Blue
Multiple use Multiple applications are known to use this port. Khaki

Well-known ports

The port numbers in the range from 0 to 1023 are the well-known ports or system ports. They are used by system processes that provide widely used types of network services. On Unix-like operating systems, a process must execute with superuser privileges to be able to bind a network socket to an IP address using one of the well-known ports.

Port TCP UDP Description Status
0 TCP Programming technique for specifying system-allocated (dynamic) portsUnofficial
0 UDP Reserved Official
1 TCP UDP TCP Port Service Multiplexer (TCPMUX) Official
2 TCP UDP CompressNET Management Utility Official
3 TCP UDP CompressNET Compression Process Official
4 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
5 TCP UDP Remote Job Entry Official
6 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
7 TCP UDP Echo Protocol Official
8 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
9 TCP UDP Discard Protocol Official
9 UDP Wake-on-LAN Unofficial
10 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
11 TCP UDP Active Users (systat service) Official
12 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
13 TCP UDP Daytime Protocol (RFC 867) Official
14 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
15 TCP UDP Previously netstat service Unofficial
16 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
17 TCP UDP Quote of the Day Official
18 TCP UDP Message Send Protocol Unofficial
19 TCP UDP Character Generator Protocol (CHARGEN) Unofficial
20 TCP UDP FTP data transfer Official
21 TCP, SCTP UDP FTP control (command) Official
22 TCP, SCTP UDP Secure Shell (SSH)—used for secure logins, file transfers (scp, sftp) and port forwarding Official
23 TCP UDP Telnet protocol—unencrypted text communications Official
24 TCP UDP Priv-mail : any private mail system. Official
25 TCP UDP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)—used for e-mail routing between mail servers Official
26 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
27 TCP UDP NSW User System FE Official
29 TCP UDP MSG ICP Official
33 TCP UDP Display Support Protocol Official
35 TCP UDP Any private printer server protocol Official
37 TCP UDP TIME protocol Official
39 TCP UDP Resource Location Protocol (RLP)—used for determining the location of higher level services from hosts on a network Official
40 TCP UDP Unassigned Official
42 TCP UDP ARPA Host Name Server Protocol Official
42 TCP UDP Windows Internet Name Service Unofficial
43 TCP UDP WHOIS protocol Official
47 TCP UDP NI FTP Official
49 TCP UDP TACACS+ Login Host protocol Official
50 TCP UDP ESP Official
51 TCP UDP IMP Logical Address Maintenance Official
52 TCP UDP XNS (Xerox Network Systems) Time Protocol Official
53 TCP UDP Domain Name System (DNS) Official
54 TCP UDP XNS (Xerox Network Systems) Clearinghouse Official
55 TCP UDP ISI Graphics Language (ISI-GL) Official
56 TCP UDP XNS (Xerox Network Systems) Authentication Official
56 TCP UDP Route Access Protocol (RAP) Unofficial
57 TCP UDP any private terminal access Official
58 TCP UDP XNS (Xerox Network Systems) Mail Official
64 TCP UDP CI (Travelport) (formerly Covia) Comms Integrator Official
67 TCP UDP Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) Server; also used by Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Official
68 TCP UDP Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) Client; also used by Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Official
69 TCP UDP Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Official
70 TCP UDP Gopher protocol Official
71 TCP UDP NETRJS protocol Official
72 TCP UDP NETRJS protocol Official
73 TCP UDP NETRJS protocol Official
74 TCP UDP NETRJS protocol Official
77 TCP UDP Any private Remote Job Entry Official
79 TCP UDP Finger protocol Official
80 TCP, SCTP UDP Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Official
80 UDP QUIC (from Chromium) for HTTP Unofficial
81 TCP Torpark—Onion routing Unofficial
82 UDP Torpark—Control Unofficial
88 TCP UDP Kerberos—authentication system Official
90 TCP UDP dnsix (DoD Network Security for Information Exchange) Security Attribute Token Map Official
90 TCP UDP PointCast (dotcom) Unofficial
99 TCP WIP Message protocol Unofficial
100 UDP CyberGate RAT protocol Unofficial
101 TCP UDP NIC host name Official
102 TCP UDP ISO-TSAP (Transport Service Access Point) Class 0 protocol; also used by Digital Equipment Corporation DECnet (Phase V+) over TCP/IP Official
104 TCP UDP ACR/NEMA Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Official
105 TCP UDP CCSO Nameserver Protocol (Qi/Ph) Official
107 TCP UDP Remote TELNET Service protocol Official
108 TCP UDP SNA Gateway Access Server Official
109 TCP UDP Post Office Protocol v2 (POP2) Official
110 TCP UDP Post Office Protocol v3 (POP3) Official
111 TCP UDP ONC RPC (Sun RPC) Official
113 TCP Ident—Authentication Service/Identification Protocol, used by IRC servers to identify users Official
113 UDP Authentication Service (auth) Official
115 TCP Simple File Transfer Protocol Official
117 STD UUCP Path Service Official
118 TCP UDP SQL (Structured Query Language) Services Official
119 TCP Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)—retrieval of newsgroup messages Official
123 TCP UDP Network Time Protocol (NTP)—used for time synchronization Official
126 TCP UDP Formerly Unisys Unitary Login, renamed by Unisys to NXEdit. Used by Unisys Programmer's Workbench for Clearpath MCP, an IDE for Unisys MCP software development Official
135 TCP UDP DCE endpoint resolution Official
135 TCP UDP Microsoft EPMAP (End Point Mapper), also known as DCE/RPC Locator service, used to remotely manage services including DHCP server, DNS server and WINS. Also used by DCOM Unofficial
137 TCP UDP NetBIOS NetBIOS Name Service Official
138 TCP UDP NetBIOS NetBIOS Datagram Service Official
139 TCP UDP NetBIOS NetBIOS Session Service Official
143 TCP Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)—management of email messages Official
152 TCP UDP Background File Transfer Program (BFTP) Official
153 TCP UDP SGMP, Simple Gateway Monitoring Protocol Official
156 TCP UDP SQL Service Official
158 TCP UDP DMSP, Distributed Mail Service Protocol Unofficial
161 UDP Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Official
162 TCP UDP Simple Network Management Protocol Trap (SNMPTRAP) Official
170 TCP Print-srv, Network PostScript Official
175 TCP VMNET (IBM z/VM, z/OS & z/VSE—Network Job Entry (NJE)) Official
177 TCP UDP X Display Manager Control Protocol (XDMCP) Official
179 TCP BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) Official
194 TCP UDP Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Official
199 TCP UDP SMUX, SNMP Unix Multiplexer Official
201 TCP UDP AppleTalk Routing Maintenance Official
209 TCP UDP The Quick Mail Transfer Protocol Official
210 TCP UDP ANSI Z39.50 Official
213 TCP UDP Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) Official
218 TCP UDP Message posting protocol (MPP) Official
220 TCP UDP Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), version 3 Official
259 TCP UDP ESRO, Efficient Short Remote Operations Official
262 TCP UDP Arcisdms Official
264 TCP UDP BGMP, Border Gateway Multicast Protocol Official
280 TCP UDP http-mgmt Official
300 TCP ThinLinc Web Access Unofficial
308 TCP Novastor Online Backup Official
311 TCP Mac OS X Server Admin (officially AppleShare IP Web administration) Official
318 TCP UDP PKIX TSP, Time Stamp Protocol Official
319 UDP Precision Time Protocol (PTP) event messages Official
320 UDP Precision Time Protocol (PTP) general messages Official
350 TCP UDP MATIP-Type A, Mapping of Airline Traffic over Internet Protocol Official
351 TCP UDP MATIP-Type B, Mapping of Airline Traffic over Internet Protocol Official
356 TCP UDP cloanto-net-1 (used by Cloanto Amiga Explorer and VMs) Official
366 TCP UDP ODMR, On-Demand Mail Relay Official
369 TCP UDP Rpc2portmap Official
370 TCP codaauth2—Coda authentication server Official
370 UDP codaauth2—Coda authentication server Official
370 UDP securecast1—Outgoing packets to NAI's SecureCast servers As of 2000 Unofficial
371 TCP UDP ClearCase albd Official
383 TCP UDP HP data alarm manager Official
384 TCP UDP A Remote Network Server System Official
387 TCP UDP AURP, AppleTalk Update-based Routing Protocol Official
389 TCP UDP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Official
399 TCP UDP Digital Equipment Corporation DECnet (Phase V+) over TCP/IP Official
401 TCP UDP UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply Official
427 TCP UDP Service Location Protocol (SLP) Official
433 TCP UDP NNSP, part of Network News Transfer Protocol Official
434 TCP UDP Mobile IP Agent (RFC 5944) Official
443 TCP, SCTP UDP Hypertext Transfer Protocol over TLS/SSL (HTTPS) Official
443 UDP QUIC (from Chromium) for HTTPS Unofficial
444 TCP UDP SNPP, Simple Network Paging Protocol (RFC 1568) Official
445 TCP Microsoft-DS Active Directory, Windows shares Official
445 TCP Microsoft-DS SMB file sharing Official
464 TCP UDP Kerberos Change/Set password Official
465 TCP URL Rendezvous Directory for SSM (Cisco protocol) Official
465 TCP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol over TLS/SSL (SMTPS) Unofficial
475 TCP UDP tcpnethaspsrv (Aladdin Knowledge Systems Hasp services, TCP/IP version) Official
491 TCP GO-Global remote access and application publishing software Unofficial
497 TCP Dantz Retrospect Official
500 TCP UDP Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP) Official
502 TCP UDP Modbus Protocol Official
504 TCP UDP Citadel—multiservice protocol for dedicated clients for the Citadel groupware system Official
510 TCP UDP FirstClass Protocol (FCP), used by FirstClass client/server groupware system Official
512 TCP Rexec, Remote Process Execution Official
512 UDP comsat, together with biff Official
513 TCP rlogin Official
513 UDP Who Official
514 TCP Shell—used to execute non-interactive commands on a remote system (Remote Shell, rsh, remsh) Official
514 UDP Syslog—used for system logging Official
515 TCP Line Printer Daemon—print service Official
517 UDP Talk Official
518 UDP NTalk Official
520 TCP efs, extended file name server Official
520 UDP Routing Information Protocol (RIP) Official
521 UDP Routing Information Protocol Next Generation (RIPng) Official
524 TCP UDP NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) is used for a variety things such as access to primary NetWare server resources, Time Synchronization, etc. Official
525 UDP Timed, Timeserver Official
530 TCP UDP RPC Official
531 TCP UDP AOL Instant Messenger Unofficial
532 TCP netnews Official
533 UDP netwall, For Emergency Broadcasts Official
540 TCP UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy Protocol) Official
542 TCP UDP commerce (Commerce Applications) Official
543 TCP klogin, Kerberos login Official
544 TCP kshell, Kerberos Remote shell Official
545 TCP OSIsoft PI (VMS), OSISoft PI Server Client Access Unofficial
546 TCP UDP DHCPv6 client Official
547 TCP UDP DHCPv6 server Official
548 TCP Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) over TCP Official
550 TCP UDP new-rwho, new-who Official
554 TCP UDP Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) Official
556 TCP Remotefs, RFS, rfs_server Official
560 UDP rmonitor, Remote Monitor Official
561 UDP monitor Official
563 TCP UDP NNTP over TLS/SSL (NNTPS) Official
564 TCP Plan9 Unofficial
587 TCP e-mail message submission (SMTP) Official
591 TCP FileMaker 6.0 (and later) Web Sharing (HTTP Alternate, also see port 80) Official
593 TCP UDP HTTP RPC Ep Map, Remote procedure call over Hypertext Transfer Protocol, often used by Distributed Component Object Model services and Microsoft Exchange Server Official
604 TCP TUNNEL profile, a protocol for BEEP peers to form an application layer tunnel Official
623 UDP ASF Remote Management and Control Protocol (ASF-RMCP) Official
625 TCP Open Directory Proxy (ODProxy) Unofficial
631 TCP UDP Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Official
631 TCP UDP Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) administration console (extension to IPP) Unofficial
635 TCP UDP RLZ DBase Official
636 TCP UDP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol over TLS/SSL (LDAPS) Official
639 TCP UDP MSDP, Multicast Source Discovery Protocol Official
641 TCP UDP SupportSoft Nexus Remote Command (control/listening): A proxy gateway connecting remote control traffic Official
643 TCP UDP SANity Official
646 TCP UDP LDP, Label Distribution Protocol, a routing protocol used in MPLS networks Official
647 TCP DHCP Failover protocol Official
648 TCP RRP (Registry Registrar Protocol) Official
651 TCP UDP IEEE-MMS Official
653 TCP UDP SupportSoft Nexus Remote Command (data): A proxy gateway connecting remote control traffic Official
654 TCP Media Management System (MMS) Media Management Protocol (MMP) Official
655 TCP UDP Tinc VPN daemon Unofficial
657 TCP UDP IBM RMC (Remote monitoring and Control) protocol, used by System p5 AIX Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM) and Hardware Management Console to connect managed logical partitions (LPAR) to enable dynamic partition reconfiguration Official
660 TCP Mac OS X Server administration Official
666 TCP UDP Doom, first online first-person shooter Official
666 TCP airserv-ng, aircrack-ng's server for remote-controlling wireless devices Unofficial
674 TCP ACAP (Application Configuration Access Protocol) Official
688 TCP UDP REALM-RUSD (ApplianceWare Server Appliance Management Protocol) Official
690 TCP UDP VATP (Velneo Application Transfer Protocol) Official
691 TCP MS Exchange Routing Official
694 TCP UDP Linux-HA High availability Heartbeat Official
695 TCP IEEE-MMS-SSL (IEEE Media Management System over SSL) Official
698 UDP OLSR (Optimized Link State Routing) Official
700 TCP EPP (Extensible Provisioning Protocol), a protocol for communication between domain name registries and registrars (RFC 5734) Official
701 TCP LMP (Link Management Protocol (Internet)), a protocol that runs between a pair of nodes and is used to manage traffic engineering (TE) links Official
702 TCP IRIS (Internet Registry Information Service) over BEEP (Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol) (RFC 3983) Official
706 TCP Secure Internet Live Conferencing (SILC) Official
711 TCP Cisco Tag Distribution Protocol —being replaced by the MPLS Label Distribution Protocol Official
712 TCP Topology Broadcast based on Reverse-Path Forwarding routing protocol (TBRPF) (RFC 3684) Official
749 TCP UDP Kerberos (protocol) administration Official
750 UDP kerberos-iv, Kerberos version IV Official
751 TCP UDP kerberos_master, Kerberos authentication Unofficial
752 UDP passwd_server, Kerberos Password (kpasswd) server Unofficial
753 TCP Reverse Routing Header (rrh) Official
753 UDP Reverse Routing Header (rrh) Official
753 UDP userreg_server, Kerberos userreg server Unofficial
754 TCP tell send Official
754 TCP krb5_prop, Kerberos v5 slave propagation Unofficial
754 UDP tell send Official
760 TCP UDP krbupdate [kreg], Kerberos registration Unofficial
782 TCP Conserver serial-console management server Unofficial
783 TCP SpamAssassin spamd daemon Unofficial
800 UDP mdbe daemon Official
808 TCP Microsoft Net.TCP Port Sharing Service Unofficial
829 TCP Certificate Management Protocol Unofficial
843 TCP Adobe Flash Unofficial
847 TCP DHCP Failover protocol Official
848 TCP UDP Group Domain Of Interpretation (GDOI) protocol Official
860 TCP iSCSI (RFC 3720) Official
861 TCP UDP OWAMP control (RFC 4656) Official
862 TCP UDP TWAMP control (RFC 5357) Official
873 TCP rsync file synchronization protocol Official
888 TCP cddbp, CD DataBase (CDDB) protocol (CDDBP), IBM Endpoint Manager Remote Control Unofficial
897 TCP UDP Brocade SMI-S RPC Unofficial
898 TCP UDP Brocade SMI-S RPC SSL Unofficial
901 TCP Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) Unofficial
901 TCP UDP VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client (from managed device to management console) Unofficial
902 TCP UDP ideafarm-door (IdeaFarm (tm) Operations) Official
902 TCP UDP VMware Server Console (from management console to managed device) Unofficial
903 TCP UDP ideafarm-panic (IdeaFarm (tm) Operations) Official
903 TCP VMware Remote Console Unofficial
904 TCP VMware Server Alternate (if 902 is in use, i.e. SUSE linux) Unofficial
911 TCP Network Console on Acid (NCA)—local tty redirection over OpenSSH Unofficial
944 UDP Network File System Service Unofficial
953 TCP UDP Domain Name System (DNS) RNDC Service Unofficial
973 UDP Network File System over IPv6 Service Unofficial
981 TCP SofaWare Technologies Remote HTTPS management for firewall devices running embedded Check Point FireWall-1 software Unofficial
987 TCP Microsoft Windows SBS SharePoint Unofficial
989 TCP UDP FTPS Protocol (data): FTP over TLS/SSL Official
990 TCP UDP FTPS Protocol (control): FTP over TLS/SSL Official
991 TCP UDP NAS (Netnews Administration System) Official
992 TCP UDP TELNET protocol over TLS/SSL Official
993 TCP Internet Message Access Protocol over TLS/SSL (IMAPS) Official
994 TCP UDP Internet Relay Chat over TLS/SSL (IRCS) Official
995 TCP Post Office Protocol 3 over TLS/SSL (POP3S) Official
999 TCP ScimoreDB Database System Unofficial
1002 TCP Opsware agent (aka cogbot) Unofficial
1010 TCP ThinLinc Web Administration Unofficial
1023 TCP UDP Reserved Official



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