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Old 11-07-05, 23:24
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Hi Guys

I have a question regarding my sygate firewall. last two times it gave a message of port scan attack, when i take the IP wherefrom scan is done and track it, it shows some IP from China. i am not aware of wherefrom it may be (i am in USA) :: . can anyone tell me what it may be. is it something to be taken care of ?.

kindly inform.
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Old 11-08-05, 21:25
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Hi Guys

I have a question regarding my sygate firewall. last two times it gave a message of port scan attack, when i take the IP wherefrom scan is done and track it, it shows some IP from China. i am not aware of wherefrom it may be (i am in USA) :: . can anyone tell me what it may be. is it something to be taken care of ?.

kindly inform.
Regards
Gene
Port scans are just that scans for an open port on an unprotected or imporperly protected system. China, Korea, and former Soviet Republics are a large source of such activity. If your firewall is configured correctly then this type of attack is no threat to your system.
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Port scans are just that scans for an open port on an unprotected or imporperly protected system. China, Korea, and former Soviet Republics are a large source of such activity. If your firewall is configured correctly then this type of attack is no threat to your system.
Dear Shadow..

Thousand thanks for the kind reply. Could you plis inform how can i know if my firewall is configured well or not, or how its to be done.

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Old 11-10-05, 07:26
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Thousand thanks for the kind reply. Could you plis inform how can i know if my firewall is configured well or not, or how its to be done.

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Gene
By default Sygate protects you from port scans.
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