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Re:Missing the point

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on August 15, 2004 09:13 AM
An anonymous reader says:

Of course, the real value of port knocking is in hiding open ports from port scanners.

Thank-you. I was losing hope reading all of these posts.

The real point to port knocking is to escape from the myriad of evil scans. Why would any sane person stand up in the field of battle, when you can lie down in a trench.

Of course moving to a non-standard port also achieves this, but port knocking even avoids a targetted scan of your entire portspace.

Is this security? No. This is just improving your odds.


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