>With all this talk regarding port scanning, I was wondering what people are
>using to monitor the unused ports on their firewalls. I can visualize the
>program which would do it, or even how to configure inetd to do the
>monitoring, but puting ~65000 entries in my inetd file does not "light my
Dunno about anyone else but I use a PC that looks for openable ports. So
long as the RTT is in the 20-30 ms range (very local) checking all 65536
is not too bad (less than an hour). Usually I just check the "popular"
ports but for sensitive areas it's worth the coffee break every now and