Komodo Port Usage

Posted by jeff.griffiths on 2007-02-07 12:36
OS: All / Any | Product: Komodo | tags: error firewall komodo
Question: 

My [insert security company here] software Firewall is reporting that Komodo is engaging in 'suspicious activity' or is a Trojan. What is going on here?

Answer: 

We've always used socket connections, and have occasionally had problems with Security software returning a false positive. Komodo uses ports for the following reasons:

- the debugger ( typically port 9000, but user-configurable )
- the start page has an iFrame that displays a page on our site.
- ssh / sftp / ftp editing
- the html perview, if you open a url

It is almost always the debugger that is the problem because the other features all use 'standard' ports for relatively well-known protocols. Komodo does not have any kind of spyware in it, so my best suggestion is to configure your software to allow Komodo to make these connections.