I discovered a Tor node using TCP port 9999 (service: "distinct" / "abyss"). Is this normal?
I recently ran Netstat, a program within Network Utility (I did this while using Tor Browser). When the option "Display the state of all current socket connections" was selected, two Tor IP addresses appeared in the "Foreign address" column. One IP address is the Tor entry node I am currently using, and the other IP address is an IP address using TCP port 9999 -- the "distinct" service, also known as "abyss". What I'm wondering is, is it normal for a Tor node to use TCP port 9999 ("distinct") while using Tor? Is this a sign of malicious activity?
I did a terminal command to see if I could find out more information about the IP address using port 9999, and it said it is using tor.real.
In addition, the mysterious Tor IP address appears to be using the following ports on my computer: 22, 80, 110, 143, 443, 993, 995, 9998 and 9999.
The reason I know the mysterious IP address is a Tor IP address is because Terminal told me it is using tor.real, and Tor Exonerator confirmed that it is a Tor IP address.