North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
Re: "portscans" (was Re: Arbor Networks DoS defense product)
> > I often like to know if a particular web server is running Unix or > > Winblows. A port scanner is a useful tool in making that determination. > > a full-blown portscan is not required here. A simple telnet to port 80 will > do the job. A simple telnet to port 80 will sometimes do the job, but often not. And even your statement "a full-blown portscan is not required" concedes that a portscan will work in making this determination.