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Re: [suse-security] Port scans, what do to?!
We've found that if the scan comes from a large ISP (AOL, T-Online,
Wanadoo, etc etc) reporting the scan tends to be ignored, so we log them
for our reference.

However, if the scan has come from a non-profit organisation
(.org[.xx]), a university (.edu, or from a private company's IP
that's either not an ISP, or a small one, we report them.

Of course some of them are still ignored, or acted upon without you
knowing, but some of them keep you in the loop.

> Do u usually just irgnore them? Write a mail to your ISP ? How do i know
> if a boy was pressing a few buttons or if someone seriusly tried to gain
> access?
> I would like to hear your opinion about this!
James Ogley, Unix Systems Administrator, Pinnacle Insurance Plc
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