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> > > 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, who cares?
> > Why run a firewall at all if your hosts are so well configured?
> Because I want to offer services inside my network, I don't want to
> offer to the rest of the world. Think again about this question: you
> are asking, why routers are necessary.
Not at all, i was responding sarcastically to the assertion that it
doesn't matter if someone is able to scan the hell out of a
well-configured host. I don't agree with this. Today's well-configured
host is tomorrows target. All it takes is one pair of eyes on one line of
I don't recall asking why routers are necessary. I may be braindead and
stupid, but i suspect they may have a purpose.
At least you didn't abuse anyone this time. That's progress :)
This topic is dead as far as i'm concerned, you keep default rejecting,
i'll keep default dropping, and we'll see if i manage to break the
Internet by doing so.
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