[techtalk] Re: ipchains

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Sun Mar 19 05:42:46 EST 2000

Excerpts from linuxchix: 18-Mar-100 Re: ipchains by Jeff at thereactor.cleptosc 
> However, it will only tell you the ports, some information about the
> sequence numbers and guess the OS if you tell it to.  It won't actually
> print out any vulnerabilities or try to break through the firewall.

I've found it interesting to experiment with nmap's different scan
types and figure out what my logs/filters pick up. (it's even got a
decent manpage!)

There's also another scanner which tries to get versions of the
running network daemons, and compares it against its vulnerability
database.  I'll see if I can dig up a name or URL...

There's a series of articles about security at kuro5hin.org, might
be worth a look.  Covers a lot of topics, including firewalls.

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