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Re: Cable internet

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:56:58 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, October 18, 2006 1:21 am, David Cuthbert wrote:
> My DragonFly box doesn't actually connect directly; I use a different
> machine as a firewall.  And you will definitely want a very restrictive
> firewall configuration; the number of daily hack attempts and portscans
> I get is staggering.  (But this is hardly unique to Comcast.)

For instance, last night:

Checking for rejected mail hosts:
   7 k12coffee.net
   3 e-standard.biz
   2 yahoo.co.kr
   2 positive-id.biz
   2 eu-vest.biz
   1 tgflk.com
   1 schmidtbank.de
   1 repairnet.biz
   1 funeasy.biz
   1 edenbs.demon.co.uk
   1 drop-bear.com
   1 caracha.net
   1 admin.darcoinc.us

These levels are actually pretty low, because I know my cable ISP (Time
Warner) is blocking some of the worse scanners at the network border.  I'd
see a large number of probing attempts on whatever ports were available -
FTP, SSH, whatever.  Most of the exploits are for Windows vulnerabilities,
but not all.

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