On 1 May 2005, at 13:41, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> My daily logwatch contains lists of dropped packets, like
> Dropped 122 packets on interface ppp0
> From 184.108.40.206 - 2 packets to tcp(15118)
> From 220.127.116.11 - 2 packets to tcp(15118)
> From 18.104.22.168 - 1 packet to udp(1434)
> From 22.214.171.124 - 1 packet to udp(1434)
> As a matter of interest, where do these packets come from?
Well those you identified came from 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52,
and 184.108.40.206 and I imagine there were others involved too :-)
Port 1434 is to do with MS-SQL - no doubt 15118 is some other
vulnerable Windows service.
> Are they all attempted intruders,
Yes, unless you know differently.
> or could people have a genuine reason for sending them?
Oh they have genuine reasons for sending them alright.
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