A network administrator wishes to ensure there are no unnecessary open communic
ation paths into a server. Using a port scanner, the administrator finds that ports are reported as closed. Which of the following BEST explains this response?
A. The ports belong to an active system and are denying requests
B. The ports are associated wi
th deprecated services
C. The ports do not belong to a live system
D. The ports replied with a SYN/ACK response