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Re: exit counts by port number over 61 days

     On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:06:22 +0200 Sven Anderson <sven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Am 13.04.2009 um 19:00 schrieb Scott Bennett:
>> 	1)  Why is the nicname/whois port the most heavily used?  In fact,
>> 	why is it getting much use at all?
>My guess: spammers and profilers, scanning for email adresses and  
>other personal data.

     That's kind of what I was thinking, too.  However, I'm reluctant to
close the port because it also be used legitimately.  What do you think?
>> 	2) Why are there so many exits to the standard socks port?  It
>> 	seems kind of strange to go all the way through the tor network
>> 	fully encrypted, only to exit in the clear to a port somewhere
>> 	else for re-encryption.  Similarly, what about pptp?
>There are Trojans opening backdoors on that port.

     Hmm...very interesting.  Maybe I should close that one.
>> 	4) Who still uses RFS?  Didn't that die out a *long* time ago?
>> 	(The rfs port had 70 exits.)
>I bet nobody. That's why there seems to be somebody using the port for  
>something else.
     I have no idea what they are using it for.  Does anyone still support
RFS?  A vendor perhaps?  If it might be legitimate, I'll leave the port open.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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