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Please help decipher

by jayesh / June 5, 2004 4:16 PM PDT

Hi, Can anybody please help me to decipher the following Log Message from the Router :

Destination:203.125.20.185,135,LAN [Drop] - [Inbound Default rule match]
Sat, 2004-06-05 22:01:20 - UDP packet - Source:203.166.84.220,1737,WAN - Destination:203.125.20.185,2167,LAN [Drop] - [Inbound Default rule match]
Sat, 2004-06-05 22:01:21 - UDP packet - Source:202.137.21.200,1141,WAN - Destination:203.125.20.185,2167,LAN [Drop] - [Inbound Default rule match]

Is this somesort of attack on my system? What can I do to protect my self.

Thanks in advance,

Jayesh.

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Re:Please help decipher
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2004 10:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Please help decipher

Much like the mailbox on your street, people can mail you just about anything. What we see now is "alarmist" type reactions to firewalls and more. Put the mailbox nature of being on the internet and firewalls (and more) showing this and support is overwhelmed with such pleas.

Yes, it's an attack. But if you have a patched up OS, then it won't do a thing.

Can you stop it? No.

Bob

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Re:Re:Please help decipher
by jayesh / June 6, 2004 9:19 PM PDT

Thank you for your prompt response.

Yes I do keep my OS (Win2KPro) updated and my AV (AVG)also updated. I also have a Netgear Firewall Router. If you could please explain briefly to me what the LOG is trying to report, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jayesh.

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Re:Re:Re:Please help decipher
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2004 10:38 PM PDT

The LOG is reporting incoming connection requests.

Much like a mailbox on your residence, anyone can send you anything to said mailbox. These entries are simply incoming requests to connect to a network share.

What happens is that some get over alarmed about such and start yelling "I'm being attacked." Well, you are. And everyone else too. It's what we call virus, worms and trojans on the computers. The attack is just said pests trying to find new homes.

Bob

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