Network Ports for IP Video Surveillance Tutorial

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 20, 2016

Network ports are critical for remote video viewing and recording and without proper configuration, IP video will not work. 

In this tutorial, we examine:

  • Why ports are used
  • The format for ports
  • How ports are assigned
  • Well-Known ports for video surveillance
  • Uncommon / manufacturer specific ports
  • Risks of open ports
  • Multiple port use for VMSes
  • Using NMAP to scan ports

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