Re: Data Interpretation



On 2009-03-17 David Gillett wrote:
Neither of these things is happening, and nmap can't tell why not.
SOMETHING must be listening, since no ICMP packet was received back,
but clearly it's not a normal process. The most likely scenario is
that a firewall or other security measure is dropping the SYN packet
without deigning to respond.

Packet filters aren't really listening (at least not in the TCP sense of
the word).

This is, in fact, exactly what you want.

I have to disagree. What you actually want in a situation like that is
the firewall to respond with a RST.

Regards
Ansgar Wiechers
--
"The Mac OS X kernel should never panic because, when it does, it
seriously inconveniences the user."
--http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2004/tn2118.html

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