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On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 06:57:28PM +0100, Daniel Privratsky wrote:
> 1) If you don't receive "destination unreachable" packet, you know
> nothing about the target host yet. This is not perfect-network world.
> There can be other fw/router anywhere in the way, killing this type of
> icmp traffic.
> 2) It slows scans a lot.
Only for people too stupid for doing port scans (a rare defect even
among script kiddies).
> You can of course do scannig in parallel, but
> don't be surprised, when you find yourself killed with no mercy by IDS,
> after matching SYN threshold. 1000+ syns/sec form IP adress to monitored
> system is sure ban.
Cool. Your IDS just banned the IPs of your customers mail-, web- and
proxy-servers. Spoofing IP adresses just to mess with such automatic
systems is easy.
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