Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy@×××××.net>
To: Oliver Schad <o.schad@×××.de>, gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions?
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 16:00:09
Message-Id: 005201c3d600$1d903540$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? by Oliver Schad
Oliver Schad wrote:
> > 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? > > mfg > Oli
True, but if you do happen to have an exploitable service (i.e. the brk issue with the linux kernel and rsync recently), a script kiddie might grow tired of waiting for scan results from your network and go elsewhere. Certainly slowing down potential hackers buys time and frustration for the attacker if nothing else. The assumption that all potential attackers are experts is not a good one. Tom Veldhouse -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? Andreas Waschbuesch <awaschb@××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? Oliver Schad <o.schad@×××.de>
Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? Edward Faulkner <edward@×××.EDU>