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Re: OT: port scan

On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 11:02:52PM +0100, Robert Waldner wrote: 

> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 22:03:08 +0100, Philipp Schulte writes:
> >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
> >Germany.
> But unauthorized use of ressources is, as is unauthorized altering. And 
>  the preparation of illegal tasks (as which I would clearly define 
>  port-scanning) is also illegal. There was some coverage in either c´t 
>  or iX[0] some half year go iirc. Disclaimer: IANAL.

Would have to look it up. But I am pretty sure that portscanning
itself is not illegal. It is not forbidden to look at your house as
long as I don't step on your ground. In a network you don't have eyes,
you "see" with IP-packages. 
To prevent getting observed one can build a wall - either a real wall
for your house or a firewall for your system.

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