| You're saying that port-scanning should be reported as abuse?
I am not saying it should be, I am saying that it is. In most companies and
Organisations, port-scanning was frowned upon. This is mainly because people
think that by port scanning, you instantly can hack a box. In a previous job
I nearly got sacked for installing a port scanner on my work laptop. Then it
was considered "Illegal Software".
Dont get me wrong I am not condoning the reporting of port scanning as
abuse, but about 20% of the abuse tickets that the Abuse *laughs
uncontrollably* Team gets is reports of port scanning.
Also, I dont mean any ofense to stream, they are doing a great job. But they
need more funding to do the job well. They need to hire more staff, and then
they need to retain the staff, because at the moment, they have 20 new hires
every month, and about 20 people are resigning every month. And it costs
alot to train up 20 people who are all going to leave in a few weeks.
On 8/13/07, paul at clubi.ie <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
>> On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, Andrew Court wrote:
>> > Especially for the cases where people are sending spam, port scanning,
> > other mischievous acts.
>> You're saying that port-scanning should be reported as abuse?
>> Pray tell, what kind of crack are you smoking, so that I can be sure
> to avoid it..
> Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
> Delay is preferable to error.
> -- Thomas Jefferson
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