Connecting to Transact

mpainf at mpainf at
Fri Aug 10 13:55:08 EST 2001

> On Fri, 10 Aug 2001 Antti.Roppola at wrote:
> > While I took care to follow the desctructions for setting up a
> > firewall and so far it seems to be working, it would be nice to
> > know I have covered all the bases and haven't left anything open
> > that shouldn't be open.
> One very good idea is to nmap your machine from outside. If you 
> understand why a port is open, find out!
> Additionally, tools like satan (probes for well-known holes) can be
> useful.

And places like <> (follow the 'ShieldsUp' link)  
and also 'Hacker Whacker' at <>  are also 
handy in doing a check of your firewall once you are connected to the 
net.  There are others sites that do similar checks and scans as well.

Mark P.
sig TBA

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