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Running a local port scan and found open ports but, don't know what they're used for?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I wrote a very basic python script to port scan my system. I'm running linux-mint lisa: open_ports = [] for port in xrange(65536): conn = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) try: conn.connect(('localhost', port)) open_ports.append(port) conn.close() except socket.error: pass I returned a list of 7 ports and I ran netstat on each one: sudo netstat -anlp | grep :(each port here) I found that the first four were for cups, mysql, polipo, and tor but, the last three [44269, 46284, 47650] were much higher numbers and I didn't get an (HowTos)