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Old 09-10-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 security and Shields Up

I have Mandrake 9.1 with security [gui] set to higher.
Shorewall is running and has its default config.

A Port test at Shields Up suggests what I would expect. Its a web server with ftp and Shields Up reports that port 21 and 80 are open. Port 443 is also open but limited to specific static IP [my home!]

Its sitting behind a sonic firewall on a Lan. There is no samba running and no netbios broadcasting.

Is shields up a reliable test of security?
What other test are there for newbies to run that don't involve 3 days with a linux manual and command line?

best wishes,
Old 09-11-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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Scan you box from; this is similar to the scan from Also download nmap and scan both locally ( as well as remotely if you can.


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