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What is localhost:kpop?

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#1 meljohns


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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:20 PM

I use a USB Broadband modem for internet access and periodically run netstat, appeasing my curiousity mostly. Today is the first time I've ever seen this line item when entering netstat in the Command Prompt: localhost:kpop

When I tried searching Google to see what it was, the only references I found seemed to be malware/virus inquiries. I was unable to find any information that answered my "what is this?" question, and now I'm concerned that I may have a security issue. I use Windows Defender and AntiVir. I used to have AVG but it really bogged down my system. Thank you in advance for any insight.

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#2 InterestinglyAverage


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Posted 29 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

kpop is generally e-mail protected with Kerberos authentication.

"> KPOP is a variant of POP3 that uses Kerberos 4 authentication rather
> than plain text password exchange."

from: http://www.computerengineering.ca/support/secure_mail.php
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