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Re: Yet another thread on the legality of port scanning
From: ~Kevin Davis³ <computerguy () cfl rr com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 20:09:18 -0500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers" <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: Yet another thread on the legality of port scanning

On 2004-03-17 Charley Hamilton wrote:
There is no place to publish open ports, accepted protocols, and
authorized users.

Authorized users are told they are authorized users.  If you are not
an authorized user, what difference does it make what protocols are

Then how do I become an authorized user of www.google.com?

Not by port scanning them and finding that port 80 is open.

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