EXAMPLE: ### xxx Canada detected a penetration attempt from 209.123.x.229. Incident# xxxx

Well, not exactly. Looking into the windows or checking the doorknobs is
more akin to looking at your directory structre on your computer or file
... Scanning is more like going through the phone book or looking at the
names on mailboxes in a neighborhood....

So you dont mind if people portscan your network?

Stupid analogy # 54325235:

pinging all hosts on a net: Walking down a street finding out which houses
exist

Portscan: Trying the doors, windows, etc on a house

I know which one I don't mind...

Simon

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Wouldn't it be more appropriate to use "businesses" instead of
houses? Trying the front door to a business to see if they're open
(while no excuse for checking the windows, obviously) is a little
more appropriate IMO..

Matt

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