Looking for information on Protocol UDP 161? This page will attempt to provide you with as much port information as possible on UDP Port 161.
UDP Port 161 may use a defined protocol to communicate depending on the application. A protocol is a set of formalized rules that explains how data is communicated over a network. Think of it as the language spoken between computers to help them communicate more efficiently.
Protocol HTTP for example defines the format for communication between internet browsers and web sites. Another example is the IMAP protocol that defines the communication between IMAP email servers and clients or finally, the SSL protocol which states the format to use for encrypted communications.
UDP Port 161
Here is what we know about protocol UDP Port 161. If you have information on UDP port 161 that is not reflected on this page, simply leave a comment and we’ll update our information.
PORT 161 – Information
- Port Number: 161
- TCP / UDP: UDP
- Delivery: No
- Protocol / Name: snmp
- Port Description: SNMP Agent. Used to connect with and configure or request data from a running snmp agent on a network host. Security Concerns: Many!. – Default community strings: \public\. – Cleartext data exchanges (inluding auth with string). – Not hard to trick agent into revealing its string & manager IP. – To access agent’s data or reconfig it, only need string and source IP of snmp manager (then spoof manager). Snmp v2 has better security, but is not incorporated into many products. Snmp v3 is being fielded, thus will slowly take over.
- Virus / Trojan: No
Tip! Use our free Digital Footprint and Firewall Test to help verify you are not infected.
Side note: UDP port 161 uses the Datagram Protocol, a communications protocol for the Internet network layer, transport layer, and session layer. This protocol when used over PORT 161 makes possible the transmission of a datagram message from one computer to an application running in another computer. Like TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), UDP is used with IP (the Internet Protocol) but unlike TCP on Port 161, UDP Port 161 is connectionless and does not guarantee reliable communication; it’s up to the application that received the message on Port 161 to process any errors and verify correct delivery.
Because protocol UDP port 161 was flagged as a virus (colored red) does not mean that a virus is using port 161, but that a Trojan or Virus has used this port in the past to communicate.
UDP 161 – Disclaimer
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I couldn’t find anything specific to port 161 on your interesting website. I’m asking because I’ve found that mine is open, but being for SNMP purposes – in my case a wireless router – it’s supposedly to allow its remote management. I question this need as I am a domestic user, but as long as the port is not vulnerable to attack perhaps I need not worry. The problem is that I can only find opposing views relating to this question with some saying it is vulnerable, others not.
I’m using Comodo firewall that has an option to stealth all ports but it fails to stealth 161. All my other ports are closed (Shields Up test).
I’d be interested in your view if you can spare me your valuable time please.
udp 161 error98 (All ready address used)