wtf *is* a stealth scan? (snort)

From: bad_knee (bl8n8r_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 03/09/04


Date: 9 Mar 2004 10:24:06 -0800

Hello All,
Can someone elaborate on just how a "Stealth Scan" works, or
just what exactly is going on connection-wise? Does a stealth
scan actually connect to a port on a server, or is there just
some funky juju packet mangling going on?

Thanks,
bl8n8r