October 7th, 2002

silver corset

Rant preserved from my web site

Portscanners. Why do people bother? I'll tell you what ports are open on my network. Some machines have a port 22 open. Some machines have a port 80 open. One machine listens on port 81 as well to get around transparent proxies. The name server listens on port 53. The mail server listens on port 25. Nothing listens on anything else.

Dear h4x0r. Please don't bother scanning my network for FTP, ident, RPC, NFS, foo, bar or baz. I don't run them. You're wasting your bandwidth and mine. You're wasting your time and mine. And you're messing up my pretty logfiles where I hope to see a list of packets which I accidentally blocked with the firewall.

On days when I am sufficiently bored, I will whois the IP and call the ISP, especially if someone else is paying the phone bill. ISPs tend to be very sympathetic and very accomodating and I get a kick out of getting accounts terminated.
silver corset

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I did sound today. This involved taking a PC with 5 sound cards and a mixer to a place with a sound system. It sounded shite, I don't know why, it was OK on monitor. Also, I'm not totally sure what I was trying to achieve. I proved to myself that the system works with six turntables in production without dropouts and overload but I didn't produce any useful sounds. It's not like there are that many things you can do with more than three turntables anyway, why did I bother?
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