Re: Incomings syns & pings

From: Don Kelloway (
Date: 06/29/04

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 21:06:47 GMT

"Marco" <desspams@jenveuxpas.stop> wrote in message
> For a few hours now, my firewall has been kept busy blocking TCP
> attempts on ports 135, 137 & 445 on its WAN IP address, as well as
> which are not echoed by rule. The logs are flooded by these attempts
> this has been going on for 3 hours now (5 to 10 events / minute).
> Anybody has any clue about this ?
> Is there some kind of world wide mess going on ? (I have heard of some
> virus going around ...)
> Or is this something more focused ?
> Thanks for your advice
> Marc

It is the unfortunate result of other systems which have become
compromised, attempting to locate other systems to compromise. Such
activity occurs 24/7/365 and as long as you can be sure that your
firewall is appropriately configured to block these connection attempts
and probing, I would focus my attention elsewhere.

Best regards, from Don Kelloway of Commodon Communications
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