Connecting to Transact

Mal Beaton mbeaton at
Fri Aug 10 19:30:12 EST 2001

Its good to see some Canberra People can get fast Internet access. I made
the mistake of moving to Amaroo. Not Cable no ADSL

no nothing


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-admin at [mailto:linux-admin at]On
Behalf Of mpainf at
Sent: Friday, 10 August 2001 13:55
To: Peter Barker; Antti.Roppola at; oscarb at;
linux at
Subject: RE: Connecting to Transact

> 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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