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Re: firewall (fwd)

>> OH?  Why would my cable modem provider scan my box?  What would they be looking
>> for?
>My ISP scanned my box once, and I asked them about it and they told me it was an accident, done by a new Linux box they had just set up because they were considering switching to Linux.  They told me the box would be shut down until they found the problem, and that it would not happen again.

@home, the largest cable ISP in the US, *routinely* scans their customers, aggressively checking that no one is breaking their service agreement by running a server OF ANY KIND.

Michael Leone 
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