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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.
One reason ... it slows down various scans.
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