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Re: opening ports

On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 06:56:49PM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Andrei Popescu wrote:
> >On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 05:06:08PM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> [snip]
> >>Are you using "service" in the technical sense? Like FTP, for
> >>example? My firewall drops all packets, just like no daemon
> >>were running.
> >AFAIK if you have no firewall and no daemon listening there is still
> >some response (service not available?).
> Are you saying that if you shut down your etherport and stop the
> IP daemon, that the hardware does some sort of handshake?

IP daemon? What do you mean by that? I thought IP stuff is implemented
in the kernel.

I guess if shut down all software related to the network there will
be no answer, but then why would you connect it to the internet?

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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