Re: a couple of questions from a newbie to this group
From: Bit Twister (BitTwister_at_localhost.localdomain)
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 23:02:23 GMT
On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 16:49:02 -0600, *Vanguard* wrote:
> "Colonel Flagg" said in
>> "stealth" is a non-term. it's meaningless, much as all of grc is.
> Guess you have a real problem understanding that stealth means NO
> response is returned where open and closed ARE responses. Reporting
> a port as closed clearly identifies that there is a host at that
> probed IP address. That in itself identifies to the hacker that a
> host DOES exist at that IP address. Stealthed, in returning NO
> RESPONSE, tells the hacker nothing!
Sorry you do not understand.
The fact that there is no response tells us that there is a computer
on and it is not responding. If the computer was off/not connected,
that computer's gateway will tell me there is not a computer at that address.
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