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Am Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2004 15:16 schrieb mir Thomas T. Veldhouse:
> Oliver Schad wrote:
> > That's right. But no answer means there is somebody who doesn't
> > answer. Only if the last router before the target says "Hey, there is
> > nobody", then there is nobody (or there is an really intelligent guy,
> > that wants to hide his host).
> > To hide a host is always very stupid, why should you do this? There
> > is no advantage. If you "hide" your computer an attacker knows there
> > is an stupid guy who doesn't know anything about network security.
> > mfg
> > Oli
> One reason ... it slows down various scans.
Not really. And why should a network scan be dangerous? Security by
obscurity doesn't work. You can scan a well configured host all day long,
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