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Re: [ProgSoc] port scanning, mapping, and hiding
On Sat, May 20, 2000 at 06:22:16PM +1000, Murray Grant wrote:
> > If so, what tools are good / allowable / user-level-runnable,
> > from ftoomsh (or elsewhere on progsoc machines) to do this
> > kind of portscanning?
> There is a web based port scanner avaliable here:
> It's pretty limited, but it is free.
Would say that nmap (http://www.insecure.org/nmap/) is the best of the
portscanners. I'm sure you can run the non-stealth parts of it as a
user. Though reading the progsoc AUP again, I would say that having
anything like this in your account is sufficient grounds for you to be
first up against the wall come the revolution...
> > Is anyone between progsoc.uts.edu.au and the .zipworld.com.au
> > domains going to be monitoring / likely to get shirty / etc?
> I doubt anyone is going to care about a simple port scan. It's probably
> not a good idea to probe above port 1500 though, there's very rarely
> anything up there, so you're just wasting your time.
> > How legally <speculative> binding is it for a company to provide
> > a service that prohibits you from utilising an alternative operating
> > system, at some point in the future. I mean - where does their
> > service stop, and my property / responsibility start?
> I don't think Optus can take the service away from you simply because
> you have the modem attached to a linux box. But i'm not 100% sure of
> the legal mumbo-jumbo in that area.
You would (I think) have a hard time finding any law which prevents Optus
offering the service only to Windows users. In the absence of such a
law whatever they write in the contract is how it is.
Rev Dr Matt Beauregard
Professional entropist and all-round family man
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