transop at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 30 22:09:54 EST 2002
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 20:06, Tim Forbes wrote:
> It's a good idea to use an online firewall test as one assessment of the safety of your internet connected machine. Here is one that I have used:
[gr] I went there and got scanned. Here was part of their report; the
part I thought was wrong:
PORT SERVICE STATUS
80 WEB CLOSED
113 IDENT CLOSED
8 ICMP OPEN
I know next to nothing about this firewall stuff, but I get the feeling
something's rotten in Denmark. Those ports should be blocked, right? If
so, then how can I block them? All my other ports are blocked (stealth),
according to them, but the ones above are not.
I'm using Shorewall, provided with MDK 9.0. I'm also connected via a
D-Link router and I'm wondering why this isn't protecting me. It's
supposed to have a built-in firewall. What gives?
"Half the lies they told me aren't true!"
~ Yogi Berra
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