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Re: EXAMPLE: ### xxx Canada detected a penetration attempt from 209.123.x.229. Incident# xxxx

  • From: Simon Lockhart
  • Date: Fri Oct 26 15:28:35 2001

>On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Christopher Wawak wrote:
>> Well, not exactly.  Looking into the windows or checking the doorknobs is
>> more akin to looking at your directory structre on your computer or file
>> ... Scanning is more like going through the phone book or looking at the
>> names on mailboxes in a neighborhood....
>So you dont mind if people portscan your network?

Stupid analogy # 54325235:

pinging all hosts on a net: Walking down a street finding out which houses 

Portscan: Trying the doors, windows, etc on a house

I know which one I don't mind...

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