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Re: rewire the server room?
From: bofn <bofn () irq org>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 00:33:45 +0200

On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 17:29:02 +0100
Ade <adrian.bradshaw () gmail com> wrote:

Guys - thanks for you assistance so far. I think i havent been very
clear in the way I asked the question. So I will attempt to clear
things up a little <blush>

In my role, we support about a dozen remote sites (connected via 2meg links)

During a recent scan of a subnet, using NMap, I got lots of results,
each workstation had about 3-5 open ports but one workstation simply
said "Rewire the server room" and its this line that concerns me

I have looked through the source of NMap, hoping to find out what
trips it but to no avail

I was wondering if anyone has come accross this before?

Do you still have the raw output of the scan against that host, to add some substance to this guessing game  ?
;-)

i can imagine that you ran an -sV scan and it returned the output of port 17: "Quote of the Day" service or something 
like that.


Cheers
*anna

Ps. its 'normal' for support people to shoot first and then ask what happened after the engineers put out the fire 
again.
;-P

-- 
CYNIC, n.
A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. 
Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.

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