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.GUID ee346973-6b67-4099-9191-cbcc169cf360

.AUTHOR Adam Bertram

.COMPANYNAME Adam the Automator, LLC












 A script to test if a TCP or UDP port is open.

[CmdletBinding(DefaultParameterSetName = 'TCP')]
param (


	[ValidateSet('TCP', 'UDP')]
	[string]$Protocol = 'TCP',

	[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'TCP')]
	[int]$TcpTimeout = 1000,

	[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'UDP')]
	[int]$UdpTimeout = 1000
process {
	if ($Protocol -eq 'TCP') {
		$TcpClient = New-Object System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient
		$Connect = $TcpClient.BeginConnect($ComputerName, $Port, $null, $null)
		$Wait = $Connect.AsyncWaitHandle.WaitOne($TcpTimeout, $false)
		if (!$Wait) {
		else {
			$result = $true
	elseif ($Protocol -eq 'UDP') {
		$UdpClient = New-Object System.Net.Sockets.UdpClient
		$UdpClient.Client.ReceiveTimeout = $UdpTimeout
		$UdpClient.Connect($ComputerName, $Port)
		$a = new-object system.text.asciiencoding
		$byte = $a.GetBytes("$(Get-Date)")
		[void]$UdpClient.Send($byte, $byte.length)
		#IPEndPoint object will allow us to read datagrams sent from any source.
		Write-Verbose "$($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name) - Creating remote endpoint"
		$remoteendpoint = New-Object system.net.ipendpoint([system.net.ipaddress]::Any, 0)
		try {
			#Blocks until a message returns on this socket from a remote host.
			Write-Verbose "$($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name) - Waiting for message return"
			$receivebytes = $UdpClient.Receive([ref]$remoteendpoint)
			[string]$returndata = $a.GetString($receivebytes)
			If ($returndata) {
				$result = $true
		catch {
			Write-Error "$($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name) - '$ComputerName' failed port test on port '$Protocol`:$Port' with error '$($_.Exception.Message)'"
	if ($result) {
	else {

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