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Re: portscans and sniffing

On Mon, 2002-01-21 at 10:36, kuepper@in-secure.net wrote:
> Are ftp anonymous scans illegal?

Most likely not, but, as others have stated consult a lawyer for the
nitty gritty details.

> if it is, can i get an license to do penetrations test?

You could just ask, can't you? I have done so on several occasions with
customers or possible customers. Ask someone, but remember
_to_get_it_in_writing_ (email). Then you are at least in good faith.
Anyways, if people run  an anonymous FTP-service I would take that as an
invitation to pop by for a visit. The way I see it: it is a bit like
asking is it legal to browse a website or write a spider?

You might want to consider who and how many sites you will be scanning
as someone might be very annoyed at the increased traffic.
Lars Bahner,

Nihil est sine ratione cur potius sit, quam non sit.

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