Port 8888 TCP
Sun Answerbook server, or more commonly an alternative HTTP port
Sun Answerbook is a documentation system built by Sun Systems, allowing on-line retrieval of documentation such as Administration, Developer and User manuals for their software.
However, the protocol is depreciated by Sun and no longer in use, more commonly TCP/8888 is actually used as an alternative port to HTTP which runs on port TCP/80. Usually this is done as either a very crude and basic form of security, or something like a web server is already running and bound to Port 80, and therefore an easier to remember alternative port must be used.
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