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- Short, irritateing port scans
- Morgan Ohlson
July 21, 2005, 1:18 pm
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Re: Short, irritateing port scans
Looking for vulnerable machines on the Internet.
If your machine and a compormise the scan was looking for that could come
right through the PW, it could be trouble. If you don't have that, then it's
no trouble. However, the O/S and the PFW solution does use the machine's
resouces to stop it and your machine could be doing other things for you
instead of that.
If you're using Win 2k or XP you can use IPsec to supplement the personal
On the other hand, I don't trust anything that runs with the O/S that can be
attacked like the O/S can be attacked, taken down, circumvented or defeated
as a first line of defense.
A $20 NAT router is a good first line of defense and sits in front of the
machine and fends off scans, attacks and background noise that never reach
the machine where the O/S and PFW solution have to deal with it.