Re: Shields up - Whats up

jameshanley39_at_yahoo.co.uk
Date: 09/13/05


Date: 13 Sep 2005 07:08:59 -0700


Volker Birk wrote:
> Alt Beer <null@null.com> wrote:
> > If Shields-up is not worth using (for the reasons already given by some
> > here), are there any on line system testing tools that will give a more
> > worthwhile indication of vulnerability from incoming probing or information
> > gathering?
>
> Such tools all suffer from the problem, that maybe on the route in between
> things are filtered, which are not from another route.
>
> So it's much better to scan your host locally. Just use a second host on
> the same network, and nmap -sS -P0
>
> Yours,
> VB.
> --

but what if you want to test the router/firewall/nat device that the
comps are connected to?