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From: "Joe Dumass" <joe_dumass () hotmail com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 00:39:20 +0000



Ok, I'd like to make my silly analogy of port scanning...

It's not the benign peeking in windows thing; I mean, come on, it's not THAT passive. I'd liken it to knocking on a door to see if someone's home, and then running away if someone answers / opens the door. Annoying yes. Illegal? I wouldn't think so, unless someone's got a restraining order out on you.

But if the door's a-knocking, watch out for flaming bags of dog turds.


Would you please stop making up stupid anlogies? Thank you. A port scan
is not telling someone what's inside your house. It tells just which of
the stores in the basement are open.

OK, the analogies are getting really silly.

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