Network Port and Protocol Blog

Welcome to the What Port Is network port and protcol blog, most of the posts will relate to the site development and announcements, however we'll also try cover some more interesting things, stay tuned!

Edit Ports, now live!

Since the site was launched you've been able to submit ports, and that's where most of the content has come from to date.

However, at the bottom right of all the port pages, you'll now find a link to edit and improve the port. Basically, this allows anyone viewing the website to submit improvements or changes. The website is powered by our awesome community, and we think this will make it even better for people to contribute.

Currently all of the updates that you submit will go via an admin or moderator as we get quite a bit of spam on this site, however, we expect that all genuine updates will be approved within a day or two.

We hope you enjoy the update, and thanks again!

Optionally if you provide an email address we will send you a quick email when the moderators accept the submission.

Created At: 2017-07-23 14:51:11 | Author: Tom

New Port - Internet Route Access Protocol

We've just added a new port into the database, submitted by one of our awesome (but anonymous) users. The port is 38 TCP and UDP, and used by "RAP" the Internet Route Access Protocol. Click Here to see the new page

Created At: 2017-06-05 11:58:21 | Author: Tom

What is TCP?

TCP is an abbreviation for the Transmission Control Protocol, which is a network-based protocol defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force as part of RFC793. The protocol defines how two computers are able to exchange packets of data between themselves via an IP-based network.

When a computer wishes to transfer data from one machine to another, it is able to break the application data down into packets that an IP network can deliver. However, a protocol such as TCP is then needed to manage the reliable transfer of data to the correct application.

TCP is a protocol which bases its fundamental logic around a connection state, this means that a client device will establish and maintain a connection with an application on a server, only once the connection is established will the two devices begin to transfer data/packets, eventually once complete the connection will close.

Because of the connection state TCP is able to provide reliable delivery of packets, and therefore error-free delivery of the encapsulated data. It will perform flow control of the packets, retransmission of dropped or malformed packets as required.

Created At: 2017-05-09 15:25:48 | Author: Tom

Get in touch!

We now have a contact page live, please use this if you would like to get in touch, with regards to advertising, just a general chat, or because you have an idea for the site you would like implemented.

Created At: 2017-05-07 18:23:15 | Author: Tom

Website Update

Another weekend update completed, so here's a quick review of the changes now live.


- New blog system live (this is the first post)

- Ports now have comments, we'll use these comments to improve the content.

- Avatars are integrated, using at the moment on comments, will be expanded later

- New moderation system (backend improvements)

- Search performance and accuracy improvements


Created At: 2017-05-07 13:31:10 | Author: Tom


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