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I have a program that is limiting other programs to access the Internet, and I want to ask about some programs that want to connect, what purpose this connection is for. e.g. Chrome tool wants to connect to port 443 somewhere - what is this for?

I thought this kind of suits Super User but the faq says it's not about web-services so I'm having trouble deciding.

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@gnat is Internet really a name? – Martin. Apr 30 '12 at 16:20
@Martin see Wikipedia article about Internet – gnat Apr 30 '12 at 16:21
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I think the question would fit perfectly on Super User.

The Super User FAQ does say that it's not about web services, but in this case, your question is about programs that connect to the internet, which falls in one of the two on topic categories: software.


  • Why can't I log into my GMail account is a question for Web Apps, since the problem is related to GMail (a web app).

  • Why does my browser crash when trying to log into GMail is a question for Super User, since it's related to your browser (computer software).

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As far as it's a practical programming question, aim it to Stack Overflow.

In your case, it's more about applications. If it's a web application, choose Web Apps, Super User otherwise

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That's not a programming question – Nick Craver Apr 30 '12 at 16:15
Whoops, I think I haven't read the question properly – Martin. Apr 30 '12 at 16:17
+1 I thought about programmers( too but in the end of the day, after reading both of their faq's, SO ( probably fits best – Michael Durrant Apr 30 '12 at 16:25

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