Manually opening TCP ports

Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri Mar 7 11:03:09 UTC 2008

Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> I am trying to set this machine as part of an experiment, whereby it
> will act like sort of a honeypot. We want anyone port scanning the
> machine to find all (or many specified) ports open, or for particular
> applicaions to be able to connect to them at many/various ports. Any
> ideas on this?

What I don't understand here: Why do you want to have many ports in use 
for the same application? If a malicious person or program scans for a 
particular application it will look at the standard port for that 
application. Only if the application can't be found there, other ports 
would be scanned.

BTW: I'm subscribed to the list, therefore I don't need a copy of your 
mail which would land in the spam folder anyway. 


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