Portscans/PROXY scans

Andrew D Kirch trelane at trelane.net
Mon Nov 3 02:57:13 UTC 2003

There are however legitimate reasons for a portscan, responding to incoming abuse and attack being one of them, automatically searching for openrealys used to send you spam is another.  Curtailing scanning shouldn't be a priority here, nailing packet kids, spammers etc should be.  Sadly both of these groups don't seem to be going to jail in droves.

On 02 Nov 2003 05:14:38 +0000
Paul Vixie <vixie at vix.com> wrote:

> suresh at outblaze.com (Suresh Ramasubramanian) writes:
> > Portscans on the internet are a fact of life - unpleasant, yes, but you 
> > can safely ignore them, and instead, concentrate on keeping your systems 
> > secured.
> that is certainly what the malware authors and users hope that we'll all do,
> so listen up.  just because many of the infected hosts won't be disinfected,
> don't assume that there's no value in tracking and reporting them, or that
> there's no reason to spend money listening to and acting on complains about
> them.  the internet's immune system needs *more* resources, not fewer.
> -- 
> Paul Vixie


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