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Why is my ISP scanning my ports? Pages that link to <a href="https://ozoneasylum.com/backlink?for=5361" title="Pages that link to Why is my ISP scanning my ports?" rel="nofollow" >Why is my ISP scanning my ports?\

This is probably not due to a specific problem with you or your account but a more general security sweep for possible exploitable holes in your security (the fact that your firewall spotted the scan is a good sign).

It appears that some, like BlueYonder (look for scanner.abuse.blueyonder.co.uk in your logs) and @Home, have been scanning port 119 to see if anyone is running a USENET server which could be exploited.

Relevant links:

Port 119

Relevant threads:

Why would my ISP be scanning my ports?


(Added by: Emperor on Tue 22-Oct-2002)

(Edited by: velvetrose on Sat 20-Mar-2004)

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