Using FW-1 here, and unfortunately when using NAT, FW-1 ver 3.0 is needed,
and not due out until later this year. BUT, when my client was trying this
app, I didn'd see what you are referring to. Just the applicable ports
needed by NetMeeting, no portscanning. Hope this helps.
At 09:21 AM 11/4/96 PST, you wrote:
>The other day i was looking at the logs from our Firewall-1 and saw a
>portscan starting at port 1 all the way up to 65535. Of course i start
>looking at it further & discover it's come from the *inside* of the wall.
>Looks like one of the users has been playing around, so pausing only to
>pick up the office baseball bat on the way out, i go to have a quiet word,
>but when i talked to him he said it's part of the beta Netmeeting 2 from
>our old chums Microsoft. I haven't looked at it myself but i'd take our
>guy's word for it. He says it's a few lines of VBasic which looks for a
>port to use. Seems to me this is, how shall i put it? Irresponsible?
>Designed to piss off Firewall administrators?
>Anyone else come across this? Anyone from M$ care to comment?
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