[ILUG] From the register. XP machine rooted in 200 seconds.
paul at clubi.ie
Thu Dec 2 11:02:33 GMT 2004
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Liam Bedford wrote:
> It was from my memory that the XP2 firewall drops ICMP by default.
> Could be wrong.. my memory isn't as good as paul's ;)
That report wasnt terribly detailed, but is it not possible they
recorded fewer attacks because the firewall had blocked the relevant
ports than that it was because ICMP was blocked?
Cause I dont see tonnes of ICMP probes here, but I do see tonnes of
cruddage directed at various udp and tcp ports (which suggests
blocking ICMP makes 0 difference..)
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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