Re: scan? on increasing ports

From: Jem Berkes (
Date: 08/15/03

Date: 15 Aug 2003 05:35:57 GMT

> I'm suddenly getting loads of the following on differing ports. Can
> anybody enlighten me as to what they are trying to achieve?

>From what you've posted, it's a scan from a single IP. They're trying to
see what ports you have open to learn of what services your host provides.

Entirely harmless, unless they discover that you have a vulnerable service
(such as outdated BIND or wuftp) and then try to exploit that!