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Re: OT: port scan



on Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 10:03:08PM +0100, Philipp Schulte (p.schulte@matrix.uni-duisburg.de) wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 12:35:27PM -0800, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote: 
> 
> > > But what kind of pressure can $your_provider put on a portscanner from
> > > $evil_provider? 
> > > Phil
> > 
> > Domain-level blocking of...mail, news, DNS....
> 
> Show me the ISP that is willing to take these steps because of a
> portscanning script-kiddie. portsanning is not even illegal here in

I scan myself, routinely, particularly in tracking down spam boxes.
'Fact, I've created a little script to automate some datagathering,
attached.  I also will occasionally scan through the address space my
dialup system is on to try to locate it, doing a targeted scan on port
22, when my other locating systems fail.  I can then attempt logins on
the very small (0.1%) of systems indicatin open services on that port.

Portscanning itself isn't necessarily evil.  As a larger pattern of
behavior, however, it can indicate problems.  Where these problems
aren't being addressed by system or ISP owners, actions may be taken.

-- 
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 Evangelist, Zelerate, Inc.                      http://www.zelerate.org
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#!/bin/sh

PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin

# Get some data on a spam-orginating host, specify by IP.

# enable sudo
sudo -v

echo "ping check:"
ping -c 2 $@

echo -e "\nRBL relays check:"
rblcheck $@

echo -e "\nHost name resolution:"
nslookup $@

echo -e "\nTraceroute:"
traceroute $@

echo -e "\nOpen ports and OS:"
sudo nmap -sS -O $@

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