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Originally posted by mastahnke I thought we tried to stay away from 'man *' and RTFM in here.
Do you have a mouse in your pocket? I personally prefer to *not* rewrite perfectly good documentation just to save someone the trouble of reading it ...
Swamiji -- Port 113 is ident which is typically used when connecting to IRC. Since most Linux firewalls are (incorrectly) set to drop packets, it would take a really long time for IRC connections to connect as the server would have to time out trying to connect to 113. So, 113 is closed (not accessible) but not stealthed.
Ports should generally be closed, not stealthed. "Stealthing" your computer does not hide it, including turning ICMP off.