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Attack on Firewall with scanner 
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Yes I am new here :snail: so please excuse my stupity when I ask this. The problem I am havingis after I set up Mepis 8.5 and installed Firestarter (yes firewall is activated) It hasn't stopped with the alerts from being attacked with a scanner. Maybe I am Paranoid or something.. The main address that is doing the scanning is 173,.194.70.101. No its not just 1 or 2 ports but all of them. Is this expected or have I set something up wrong? :frustrated: Who ever or what ever is hitting on myfirewall is hitting it so hard that I am not able to even go to another site.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:35 am
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Post Re: Attack on Firewall with scanner seems to be Google UK.
I have no idea why they are hitting you, wonder if any Mepis gurus can offer some enlightenment?

Edit: It is actually
Google Inc., Mountain View, California.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:02 am
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Post Re: Attack on Firewall with scanner
Test which ports are visible with ShieldsUP and close them,
If they can't see you, they can't hit you. Usually only the printing port can be seen, something must have happened with your settings when you installed Firestarter. My M11 was in stealth mode by default when I tested after the installation.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:53 am
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