Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Oliver Schad <o.schad@×××.de>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions?
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 14:30:01
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? by "Thomas T. Veldhouse"
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, who cares? mfg Oli -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy@×××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? Mark Hurst <mark@××××××.net>