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Re: [suse-security] re: strange but true



On Tuesday 28 September 2004 06:40 pm, Ben wrote:
> Hello all
>           I have a strange problem, I keep watch on a network belonging
> to a non-profit org at which there are one hardware firewall (linksys)
> that is a embedded linux (i think). The computers where logged off yet
> i saw that three of the computers made a tcp connection to the net.
> How is it possible to make this connection if the computers are logged off?
> is this a fault with the firewall or is it possible for a logged off
> computer
> to make an outgoing connection?
> Any suggestion's will be greatfully received

Logged off, or Turned off?  Makes a big difference.

Many nics nowdays are always hot, so that you can
use wake-on-lan.  But they should not make an outgoing
connection.

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John Andersen

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