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Re: How insecure are cable connections, versus dialup?

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 06:00:08PM +0100, Matthias Hentges wrote:
> Correct. nmap displays a scanned port as "filtered" even if you DROP the
> packet. If you respong to a ping but DROP all port scans it's clear to
> all hackers that you have a packetfilter.

And I can still ping you if you drop ping, to tell if you're up.  I
won't get a reponse at all, instead of the next closest router saying
"ICMP Host Unreachable."  You've accomplished nothing but break the
standard here.

 .''`.     Baloo <baloo@ursine.dyndns.org>
: :'  :    proud Debian admin and user
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