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Re: Portsentry issue/problem

On Wed, 24 Jul 2002 at 22:47:32 +0000, Crawford Rainwater wrote:
> I was experimenting with Portsentry for the first time in a while,
> using nmap to help scan for the open ports on a beta test box (Debian
> 3.0 upgraded).
> What I noticed beforehand, ports were closed beyond 1024 (did 
> nmap -sU -sT <IP addy>).  After installing Portsentry, there were
> about 10-20 ports open beyond that, including the bo2k and Trinod
> cracker ports.
> I removed Portsentry, ran nmap again, ports are closed.  Is this a
> known issue with Portsentry?  I have not yet reference the Portsentry
> site at this point, but figured that this may be a common occurance.

Yes, that's the way portsentry works. It listens on some ports to detect
illegal connections to them.

 Tomasz Papszun   SysAdm @ TP S.A. Lodz, Poland  | And it's only
 tomek@lodz.tpsa.pl   http://www.lodz.tpsa.pl/   | ones and zeros.

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