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Unsure about port number

Is the port number unique for each user i.e. different port number for different hosting servers or is it a generic port used when uploading files with FTP? Video didn't make it clear.


3 Answers

Emma Willmann
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Emma Willmann
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From what I remember in my intro networking class, Port numbers from 0 to 1023 are called 'well-known' ports, and are used for things like the internet - HTTP (80), POP v2 mail (108), or HTTPS (443). From 1024 to 49151, these are registered ports, which are assigned by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) to someone requesting one.

So, I would think the port used in this video would not always be the same depending on where you are uploading your files to.

When ever I have used FileZilla I have never entered a port number, just the following information

Host UserName PassWord

Ok cheers for the feedback guys