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Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 20:55:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Richard A Nelson <>
To: Greg <>
Subject: Re: Nmap Online

On Wed, 6 Dec 2006, Greg wrote:

> I don't wish to upset anyone but that answer has to be the craziest FIRST
> "port of call" approach I have seen used. I get plenty of those sorts of
> calls. I take about 30 seconds time on the phone for almost all of them. I
> say "Pull the power plug out of the router. Wait 10 seconds, plug it back in
> and wait another 10 seconds. OK, try now" and almost all of them report it
> works well.

That is heavily target market specific...  Whilst I offer the same line to some
friends and family, others I wouldn't dare start there (out of respect -
they've already done everything obvious before asking for help).

> Besides, wouldn't it be just as easy to use the Nmap sitting on my computer
> if I decided I needed to use it?

If only it was always that easy...  I just moved, and whilst the ISP is
the same, the CLEC is new - new lines, new IP, some newer softare, etc.

I need to verify *my* setup, so:
 	* my local nmap is useless
 	* my work boxen are heavily firewalled - even outbound
 	* my accounts elsewhere usually don't have nmap available
 	  to non-admins (and I shy from that role unless needed).

So...   For me, this has been an great service, and I'm sure I'm not

Rick Nelson
Life'll kill ya                         -- Warren Zevon
Then you'll be dead                     -- Life'll kill ya

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