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How To Enable Port 80 In Windows Xp Sp2

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I just need a small info regarding port 80 on Windows XP SP2,How to enable port 80 in windows xp sp2 virtual machine ? i have bactrack 5R2 & when i run an nmap scan against my xp machine i dont see port 80, if you got any idea please share with me.

Nmap scan report for

Host is up (0.00052s latency).

Not shown: 997 closed ports


135/tcp open msrpc

139/tcp open netbios-ssn

445/tcp open microsoft-ds

MAC Address: 08:00:27:3C:9B:C3 (Cadmus Computer Systems)



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Port 80, is http, for web sites. By default windows doesn't have a built in HTTP server. You can 1, install a version of apache or some other webserver if that is what you are trying to do, 2, use a program to create a listener, such as netcat, nc, etc, or 3, edit the firewall to open it, but unelss there is something listening, even disabling the firewall alltogether will not open the port. Something, program, or service, must be listening on 80 to be able to access it on that machine. Hope that points you in the right direction...

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IIS (Internet Information Services) might be installed but not running, or available to be installed.

Good call, and true. Add remove programs > Add change windows features or turn windows features on or off > and a new window should come up with additional services and programs. Depending on the install, might ask for the windows install disk, but if SP2, should already be there. Might be under Windows Web Publishing or something similar. I would have to open an XP VM to go look, don't remember off the top of my head.

If already installed check in service.msc to see if its listed and if so, start it.

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