Re: router security

From: Michael (
Date: 01/07/05

Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 17:35:27 GMT

Greetings, all!

I use a security service from NetChecker. They use NMap, SARA, and a bunch
of other scanning tools to get a more complete picture than just NMap alone.

Check them (us) out at for more info.


"Robert" <noone@noplace.nowhere> wrote in message
> On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 02:31:06 -0600, Chuck wrote:
> > My impression is that GRC does a simple TCP connect to your ports of
> > NMap, as Donnie suggests, will do a more thorough test (I count over a
> > different selectable tests, including the TCP Connect). Unfortunately,
you have
> > to do an NMap scan yourself - I don't know of an NMap scanning website
> > equivalent to the GRC NanoProbe.
> And there in lies the problem. To check your security you will need to do
> it from outside the network you are protecting. In this case you have a
> few options:
> 1. Connect a machine outside the firewall and run NMap (which I agree is a
> great program)
> 2. Find someone you trust and have them scan you.
> 3. Use a web based scanner. (the easiest to complete)
> GRC will check all the known ports for you plus some more.
> --
> Regards
> Robert
> Smile... it increases your face value!