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Re: port 111.

On Sun, Apr 08, 2001 at 11:22:42PM -0700, Tim Uckun wrote:
> I recently install portsentry by psionic on my system. It seems like people 
> are trying to scan port 111 pretty often. /etc/services says that this is 
> the sunrpc port. Anytime portsentry detects a scan it adds an ipchains rule 
> to block all traffic from that host. What I am wondering is if there is any 
> legitimate reason for scanning or attempting to connect to port 111 or are 
> these people really trying something funny on my system. This is just a 
> personal web server doing nothing important.

 Unless you're providing public NFS service, or some other RPC thing, then
no, there's no good reason whatsoever.

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Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

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