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Re: newbie iptables question

Incoming from Bernd Eckenfels:
> In article <[🔎] 20040814044233.GG18309@infidel.spots.ab.ca> you wrote:
> >> > > Aug 12 04:36:53 towern kernel: |iptables -- IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= 
> >> > > SRC= DST= LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=115 
> >> > > ID=40023 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=4346 DPT=445 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0 
> ...
> > It all depends on whether you have services running on your machine
> > that listen on DPT (445 in this case).  If something is there to "pick
> > up the phone" so to speak, anything can happen.  That service could
> > answer on another port altogether.
> Well, you need to check if DST= is a local address, anyway.

Are you suggesting that I might see stuff in my logs that was destined
for a foreign IP?  If so, that would make me an open mail relay, no?

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