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Re: access port 127.0.0.1:1052
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: Alex Chan <alexchan at amazingmedia dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 20:46:18 -0700
- Subject: Re: access port 127.0.0.1:1052
According to <http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers>, port 1052 is
ddt 1052/tcp Dynamic DNS Tools
ddt 1052/udp Dynamic DNS Tools
I don't know what "Dynamic DNS Tools" are, but perhaps it means something
to you or someone else here? There are quite a few Google hits on this phrase.
Do you use the BASH PROMPT_COMMAND variable to have a command invoked prior
to the issuing of each primary (PS1) prompt? If so, might that command be
triggering the network activity you mention?
Perhaps your PS1 string is using "\h" or "\H", both of which put the host
name into the prompt? That, along with the "Dynamic DNS Tools" suggests a
If you figure it out, please let us know.
Mountain View, CA USA
At 19:13 2002-07-03, you wrote:
After upgrading from 1.3.9 to 1.3.12, I noticed that many cygwin programs
including bash, ls, which, echo and clear attempt to access port 1052 on
127.0.0.1 (ZoneAlarm alerts me to this activity).
I could not find any documentation on this port or why this access is
necessary. Has anyone else observed this behavior? Does anyone know what
it is for?
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