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Re: Port scanning legal
On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Shawn McMahon wrote: > How many ports must be scanned before you deem it an attack? Is one port > enough? Five? 50? I don't deem a port scan as vicious or an attack. > If you pick a number here, is that arbitrary, or do you have a valid > logical (and legally-supportable) reason for the number? No. > If one port is sufficient, then the act of typing an IP address into a > web browser to see if there's a web server listening is a crime. Agreed, which is why I said the first.