Re: Tool to find out info about machine ?
On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 09:19:31 -0400
"Shawn McMahon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Many sysadmins see portscans as an attack. Some ISPs will delete your
> account for doing that. In some states folks might even attempt to
> prosecute you.
Actively port scanning another system is against the TOS for many ISPs. I
don't tend to take to kindly to being scanned (intentional or otherwise).
I'm not aware of a good reason for anyone to be scanning another's machine
without the other's permission.
> Or, the response could be as benign as their end detecting the portscan
> and blocking access from your machine.
I wouldn't hope for such a benign response.
> Know what you're doing before you portscan people.
Very good advice. However, better yet is to have permission.
Jamin W. Collins
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