I’ve never synced to my Apple TV, why does Fing show that I have?

Mcbcin
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I searched for open ports on my Apple TV and it shows 62078 open.  I know this is used for syncing your iPhone to another iPhone’s itunes but what is it used for on Apple TV?  I’ve never synced to it in any case so how does it show that I have?
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  • Shadow_SFM
    Shadow_SFM Member Posts: 2
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    Fing gets info about your internet and your devices connected to it. It sometimes searches and syncs automatically.
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  • Scooby
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    The Fing app only shows what ports are open, not, necessarily, that you have "synched" with your Apple TV, or have used the port in question. It's possible the Apple TV was designed to have that port open. Many IoT devices are designed, like that. As long as it is open on the "local"/"home" side of your router, it should be ok. If it is open on the Internet side, then that could be an issue. Unfortunately, there isn't much "official" info (from Apple) on port 62078. My guess is, the port could be used to synch to the Apple TV, with a device being used as a remote control - ie, an iPhone being used as a remote control for the Apple TV. If both are on wifi, they would need a common port to "communicate" on.
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  • Lee_Bo
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    What did yo use to find that port on your ATV?
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  • Mcbcin
    Mcbcin Member Posts: 6
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    I used Fing.
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  • Gary
    Gary Member, Beta Tester Posts: 11
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    I’ve got four open ports on mine;

    5000 - upnp

    7000 - afs3-fileserver

    7100 - font-service

    62078

  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,866
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    Hi @Gary

    For open ports, I would share some insight as The use of ports allow computers/devices to run multiple services/applications. A port number uses 16 bits and so can, therefore, have a value from 0 to 65535 decimal. If you have an open port, then it doesn't mean it is dangerous, it means these are the ports through which anybody can try to connect to your network. You may wish to close these ports if you don't use it. Different port and their numbers are used for different purposes like port 3000,3030 are used by software developers, port 80 is used by web access. Think of it as open windows in your locked house. These two open ports are acting as windows while the router is your main door. 

     When an application is using some service, it makes use of some ports and then after using it, that port becomes free. Once the port is not in use, the Fing App will let you know that the port is open and none of the applications is using it, thus telling you to close it. 

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  • ProTecK
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    @Robin pretty sure open ports on an AppleTV are going to be always open service ports. Unless there is some ability to turn services off in AppleTV settings, your probably stuck with what's open always being open. It's not- or shouldn't be a public facing port anyway. So the open ports shouldn't be open ports on the router or firewall so there wouldnt be a threat there. And anybody you allow on your network should be trusted enough not I to be a threat.

  • Marc
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    ProTecK said:

    @Robin pretty sure open ports on an AppleTV are going to be always open service ports. Unless there is some ability to turn services off in AppleTV settings, your probably stuck with what's open always being open. It's not- or shouldn't be a public facing port anyway. So the open ports shouldn't be open ports on the router or firewall so there wouldnt be a threat there. And anybody you allow on your network should be trusted enough not I to be a threat.

    Sometimes people do get on your network that you don't know and they could be threat.
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  • ProTecK
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    @Marc that only seems to happen to users in this forum with no IT background, relying on natural talent that enables them to detect deep-state hackers on their network attempting to watch and hijack camera feeds.

    Those NSA spy's seem to stay off my networks or I just can't find them hiding in there.

    Sure it could happen. But how much trouble are they going to be causing you on an AppleTV?

    I specifically mentioned people you allow on the network, should be trusted. If people have access to your network that you don't know about, it's time to let somebody else manage that network.

  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,708
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    There are all kinds of people with all kinds of skill levels on this site which was one of the reasons why Fing stood it up.


    You would be surprised how many people leave settings at default, use simple or no passwords or never patch.


    I’m happy that at least folks care enough to come to this forum and ask these questions.

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