[techtalk] Gnome Panel items and TCP ports

Subba Rao subb3 at attglobal.net
Sun Mar 18 21:39:29 EST 2001


I do periodic nmap scans on one machine that has some important services
installed on it. I have also installed GNOME on that machine. When I log on
to that machine, I do get the GNOME control panel to make the interaction a
little more colorful. A port scan conducted during my login session show that
different applets on the control panel use different ports on the system.
I have blocked these ports using ipchains. The bigger problem is, on a different
login session, the applets were using different ports. Is this normal behaviour
of the GNOME applets?

Thanks for any help or pointers.

Subba Rao
subb3 at attglobal.net

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