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To: "Oliver Schad" <o.schad@...>, <gentoo-security@g.o>
From: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy@...>
Subject: Re: firewall suggestions?
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 08:16:24 -0600
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.

Tom Veldhouse

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