Re: An attempted unsolicitated connection by someone I just looked
eddie at eddie.web
Sat Aug 28 14:35:04 EDT 2004
On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 08:38:18 -0500, Miss Betsy scratched out the
> I once went to a religious site and almost immediately my firewall
> recorded a hit from the 'Wicked Witch'!! That was before I turned off
> the notification. IIRC, I also got hits on a regular basis from places
> where I had reported spam.
> Since it is enough trouble to report spam, I decided not to 'report'
> firewall incidents. As long one has a firewall, IIUC, then it is like
> using a blocklist. Unwanted stuff doesn't invade.
> Miss Betsy
Yup, I used to report all the intrusions "religiously" :) and then I
stopped. That was a few years ago - I don't even look at my firewall log
The only important "hits" are the ones that actually get through the first
firewall. So far, that is a big fat zero.
I have a firewall, a NAT switch/router and a software firewall on each
computer. I am not paranoid - just realistic.
It only takes 10 seconds for an unprotected XP box to get infected after
being connected directly to the net. For Linux and others, probably a
little longer. I don't connect anything directly to the net here, unless I
actually want to see what's going on.
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