Shevek (shevek) wrote,

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.

  • (no subject)

    I have yet to read a Java vs python comparison which was written by anyone with any serious enterprise development experience. If enterprises were…

  • (no subject)

    Today I was browsing my screenshots, and I found that I had failed the UK citizenship test. I took it again, just for fun, and failed with flying…

  • (no subject)

    Nobody in the USA has heard of Flanders and Swann. If the country had an editor, I would write to him to express my unmitigated disgust.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.