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Re: Port scanning legal

  • From: L. Sassaman
  • Date: Tue Dec 19 21:54:18 2000

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On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Shawn McMahon wrote:
> > Better lock me up; I can't count the number of times I've nmap-ed
> > somebody just to find out what OS they were using, either for personal
> > curiosity, or as part of an argument.
> Cool. Since you're obviously in the right, how about scanning some
> U.S. military networks and letting us all know what OS they are using?

I have tcpwrappers set to trigger a portscan after certain actions... and
I have inadvertently scanned a section of the network because of
this. (They're running raptor... what a surprise.)

I was not approached by any men in black after this happened. I suspect
the US Military is well accustomed to having its networks scanned.

- --Len.


L. Sassaman

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Technology Consultant          |   and it makes no sense..."
                               |        |                   --Sting

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