Port 8888 TCP

Sun Answerbook - DWhttpd Server

Sun Answerbook server, or more commonly an alternative HTTP port

Sun AnswerBook Protocol is a Sun Microsystems proprietary protocol used to access Sun's online technical support database, known as AnswerBook.

AnswerBook was first introduced in 1989 as a way for Sun customers to access technical support information online. The original AnswerBook was a text-based system, and was later replaced with a graphical interface.

AnswerBook was discontinued in 2006, and was replaced by the Sun Support Center.

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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