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Re: "portscans" (was Re: Arbor Networks DoS defense product)
Scott Francis <email@example.com> writes: [...] > And why, pray tell, would some unknown and unaffiliated person be scanning my > network to gather information or run recon if they were not planning on > attacking? I'm not saying that you're not right, I'm just saying that so far > I have heard no valid non-attack reasons for portscans (other than those run > by network admins against their own networks). Before choosing an onling bank, I portscanned the networks of the banks I was considering. It was the only way I could find to get a rough assessment of their network security, which was important to me as a customer for obvious reasons. I'm not sure if I would have been impressed or annoyed if they had stopped accepting packets from my machine during the scan. :-) -----ScottG.