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From: "Alan Ellingson"
Subject: Re: Attack3
Organization: Randori News Gallery (Ready to View Images & Movies) http://www.randori.co
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 18:31:57 GMT
"HissyFit'n PaminiFarm" wrote in message
> Does anyone know what is a "remote address"?
Yes. It means just what it says.
> I would like to find out who are these "attackers".
13 year olds with nothing better to do with their time.
> When i type in the "remote address" i get no webpage,
> except the one that tells me there is none
It is a bad IP address. I did a WHOIS on it and it gave no return.
> (notice the port No's. are getting increasingly larger).
It means nothing significant
> McAfee Firewall blocked an attempt to attack your machine using a "Port
> attack. The remote address associated with the traffic was 188.8.131.52
> 20480). The local port on your PC was 16644.
You have a firewall to stop port scan attacks. They are probably one of the
most common type of attacks and are only a worry if you don't have
protection. It is the computer equivalent of a group of thiefs driving by
your house to see if anyone is home. There is nothing you can do about it.
Live with the "attacks" and stop posting about all of them.
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