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Port 5222 Details

known port assignments and vulnerabilities
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Port(s) Protocol Service Details Source
5222 tcp chat Google Talk
Jabber instant messaging software client-to-server connection
Apple iChat (TCP/UDP)

WhatsApp uses these ports:
80, 443, 4244, 5222, 5223, 5228, 5242 TCP
50318, 59234 TCP/UDP
3478, 45395 UDP

X-Sense smoke detectors

Warface game ports: 5222 TCP, 64100-64299 UDP

League of Legends game uses these ports:
5000 - 5500 UDP - Game Client
8393 - 8400 TCP - Patcher and Maestro
2099, 5222, 5223 TCP - PVP.Net
80, 443 TCP - HTTP Connections

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP, Jabber) client connection [RFC 6120] (IANA official)
5222 tcp Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP, Jabber) client connection (RFC 3920) (official) Wikipedia
5222 tcp jabber Jabber IM Server SANS
1503, 1720, 5222, 5223, 7640, 7642, 7648, 7649 tcp applications CUseeMe-CUworld Portforward
5190,5220,5222,5298 tcp applications iChat Portforward
5222 tcp,udp xmpp-client XMPP Client Connection Bekkoame
5222 tcp xmpp-client XMPP Client Connection [RFC6120] IANA
5222 udp Reserved IANA
5120-5300 udp applications Neverwinter Nights 2 Portforward
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Related ports: 1503  2099  3478  5000  5220  5223  5269  8393  40284  64100  

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External Resources
SANS Internet Storm Center: port 5222

Port numbers in computer networking represent communication endpoints. Ports are unsigned 16-bit integers (0-65535) that identify a specific process, or network service. IANA is responsible for internet protocol resources, including the registration of commonly used port numbers for well-known internet services.
Well Known Ports: 0 through 1023.
Registered Ports: 1024 through 49151.
Dynamic/Private : 49152 through 65535.

TCP ports use the Transmission Control Protocol, the most commonly used protocol on the Internet and any TCP/IP network. TCP enables two hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data. TCP guarantees delivery of data and that packets will be delivered in the same order in which they were sent. Guaranteed communication/delivery is the key difference between TCP and UDP.

UDP ports use the Datagram Protocol. Like TCP, UDP is used in combination with IP (the Internet Protocol) and facilitates the transmission of datagrams from one computer to applications on another computer, but unlike TCP, UDP is connectionless and does not guarantee reliable communication; it's up to the application that received the message to process any errors and verify correct delivery. UDP is often used with time-sensitive applications, such as audio/video streaming and realtime gaming, where dropping some packets is preferable to waiting for delayed data.

When troubleshooting unknown open ports, it is useful to find exactly what services/processes are listening to them. This can be accomplished in both Windows command prompt and Linux variants using the "netstat -aon" command. We also recommend runnig multiple anti-virus/anti-malware scans to rule out the possibility of active malicious software. For more detailed and personalized help please use our forums.

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by Ismael P. A. - 2015-08-18 22:19
port 5222 is used on WhatsApp too
by anonymous - 2020-01-25 01:50
And Warface
by anonymous - 2020-01-31 12:28
Also aparently EVE Online as well.
by javier - 2021-05-26 16:06
WhatsApp no longer uses port 5222, I have a very restrictive firewall with nftables.
WhatsApp: 80, 443 TCP, 3478, 24774, 40284 UDP
by anonymous - 2022-10-11 03:51
X-Sense smoke detectors also seem to communicate with the cloud server by this port.
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