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Re: opening ports

On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 05:06:08PM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Are you using "service" in the technical sense? Like FTP, for
> example? My firewall drops all packets, just like no daemon
> were running. Above, the word service was used with reference
> to "daemon", and I took it to mean the IP daemon. IOW, NOTHING
> back there. The bits fall into the bit bucket on the back
> of my machine. You seem to mean that there *is* a service
> back there, but not a protocol service.

how often do you empty that bit bucket? I've recently been sending
some of my mail (virus crap) into the blackhole and am waiting for it
to fill up. then I guess I'll mv blackhole/* /dev/null and start over.


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