[ILUG] Re: Broadband providers
watty at eircom.net
Mon Aug 13 18:28:02 IST 2007
paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, Andrew Court wrote:
>> Especially for the cases where people are sending spam, port
>> scanning, and
>> 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..
Indeed, suspicious, paranoid maybe, but I regularly scan my own ports
(from the Outside).
In the days when I installed business systems, I always gave them a
print out of the main ports scan and explained it. After all I a lways
made them pay for a firewall.
A good firewall removes/hides Windows/Linxux/OSX vulnerabilities before
they are patched, and before you even know they exist..
Even with super duper Broadband, I found it lacking in humour to see
500+ spam on my mail server today (Normally I don't look, content to let
it do its own thing as I can't remember last time there was a false
positive. I'm noticing a rise in non-detection though.).
Are eircom STILL delivering all tinet.ie mail? Surely it's all spam? I
don't even check it, anything from/to tinet.ie is deleted automatically.
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