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2nd May 2000, 11:31
It's interesting to see how many times your computer gets scanned. I'm user zone alarms by the way. The thing is are the ip address's that you can't look up the dodgy ones. I've been scanned by Microsoft, Hotmail and Btinternet which is rather interesting. the thing is what do they want with my boring computer?

2nd May 2000, 13:27
What they want is your money.
As if you didn't know!

2nd May 2000, 14:20
Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you.

[This message has been edited by xortam (edited 02 May 2000).]

2nd May 2000, 18:19
I'd love to know The PIT's real name, address, social security number for Chuck Jolley, his phone-number, girlfriend's phonenumber, mistress' phone number, her socail security number and her b-day, so we all could pay a social visit an strongly suggest against it, PIT's credit-card number so we can check if he pays for strange videocards, or software Glide only, etc. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

I'm sorry, what was this about?? Ah ZA...

Don't worry TP, I'm hassled every minute orso and have to get rid of that 2Mb file every month http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


2nd May 2000, 20:19
My phone number and address are in the book in OKC under , guess what! , Chuck Jolley.
My girl friend & mistress lives with me! Our 14th is tomorrow.
Come to think of it, given where MURC is, it's today! How about that. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

3rd May 2000, 00:05
Credit card I just use a shot gun for payment they never send me the bills after that.
The Video card is a plain g400 single head with 32mb of ram. No room for a second monitor.
It's unresolved Ip address's that interest me.

3rd May 2000, 03:30
i use zone alarm and blackice.

what i find interesting is that black ice rates scans. and when playing on the ut game server, it scans my system and it rates a 59 1 point from the software traceing it back to its system. its probibly just the way ut servers work but why a 59 where other games ive played only rate a 35 /(a normal port scan)

3rd May 2000, 06:06
<font size=6 font color="770077"> <center>Happy anniversary, Chuck!!!!</font></center>

I use ZA at home and Black Ice at work... I feel better protected with ZA but more knowledgeable with Black Ice.

I'm amazed, though, merchant2112-- I don't think I've ever even seen a level 35 alert, they're always 59 (and once we got a 79).

But aren't most of them adservers looking for cookies, with some hackers doing blind high-speed probes thrown in for variety's sake?


3rd May 2000, 06:22
Once I get broadband in me apartment I am opting for a LinkSYS Broadband router. It acts as a firewall and I don't have to pay $10 more a month for a second IP for my roomie.


3rd May 2000, 09:04
The most frustrating thing I've found is trying to get the the ISP for the scanner involved. I keep getting scanned by the same IP from my own ISP but they refuse to do anything (privacy issues). Bullsh!t.

They also say because we have dynamic IPs they can't find out who it really is. Aren't there logs that detail which port you were logged into when? How does the FBI track 12 year-olds to Canada if this isn't the case? I've even mailed them my ZA log...

Another case of the invader having more rights than then invaded.

I wouldn't have any kind of broadband connection w/o a firewall.

Okay, I'm done ranting... for now.

3rd May 2000, 09:18
Andy, do you by chance check for email every minute? If you do, there will be an IP probe showing in ZA's log. As the mail-server checks if you are who you claim to be http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

I've got a lot of sameish IP's with the last number changing with one odd or even. (i.e. or And checked them back to being checks from my email-server. If I disable email-checking every minute, then there are no probes http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Congrats Chuck. I never meant to ask about your girlfriend and mistress, just all those details about The Pit for your info http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


3rd May 2000, 13:11
http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gifParty at Chuck's place!!! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif Congrats Chuck!!!

Back on to the subject at hand, I dumped one of mine after I got a 69, OH SHIT! Computers, right, my bad....

Dimitri who would put an embarrased happy face next to "my bad" if I hadn't lost the link to it. Help me out please mods?

3rd May 2000, 13:19
I use ZA at home. Very nice.
At work our fire wall is so thick I can't play quakeworld http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif
I don't know what the Techs are using.

PS Thanks Holly, I hope to be saying the same thing to you. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif
PPS No prob Jorden. In fact I'll give you my card number... If you'll pay the balance http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif