>>>>> "DD" == David Dorgan <dorgand at eircom.net> writes:
DD> This will work great...you will find somebody scanning your
DD> machine. However when mr.joe hacker starts up his scanner
DD> which has SOME intelligence ( it launches attacks based on
DD> what ports are open only) you have every exploit in the planet
DD> now flying at you.
This is where you find, read and implement the Firewalling HOWTO.
Of course, you still have to ensure that the applications running on
the still-open ports are up to date.
I believe there is a way to get Portsentry to use ipchains to block
IPs that are port-scanning you, which may be helpful.
"Pity has no place at my table."
-- Dr Hannibal Lecter
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!