I second Jim's advice on getting a Router/Firewall
especially if you have a broadband connection.... to
give you an idea i just looked at the logs on my
firewall there were 180 dropped packets from 9:37 to
10:07. most of these 'appear' to be these file sharing
thingys looking for servers to swap files (music
etc...) , but ,theres all kinds of other stuff mixed
in there too , like Jim i no longer concern myself
with them, i glance at them from time to time. i also
have Mcafee ,assorted spy/adware pgms ,poup blockers
and some additional registry entries to stop things
from loading themselves. can you imagine just how cool
the internet would be if you didnt have to worry about
all this junk...
--- Jim Jarvis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It may not be that qsl.net has a problem. There are
> search robots which are able to trap IP addresses
> traffic on BB sites like qsl.net, qrz.net, Arrl.net,
> etc. In order
> to block them, you would have to block all
> users...or make
> users go through a seriously painful bit of
> registration security.
> In addition to Norton's anitvirus and security, I'm
> using a
> D-Link router, which features a hardware firewall.
> computers get no further than the router's
> which proceeds to record them in a timestamped log.
> So I can identify the IP address of the offender.
> Often these
> are obscured by routing through unwitting servers,
> so it's not
> clear who's really trying to get into your computer.
> In a normal day, I must log a hundred of these
> access attempts.
> Early-on, I took to doing a reverse lookup on the IP
> and emailing the firm's system operator. Once I
> realized that
> most of them are unwitting participants in the game,
> I gave up.
> However, if you're not using a router with a
> hardware firewall,
> you might consider getting one. It's an inexpensive
> :) and outsiders can't see your computer at
> all...unless they have
> fixed IP addresses, and you specifically provide
> them access.
> (Might be required for remote-PC or gaming
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting
> Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's
> more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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