stop a freebsd server from responding to pinging?

Colin Percival cperciva at
Thu Nov 30 12:01:55 PST 2006

Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Nov 30, 2006, at 10:55 AM, Wasp King wrote:
>> 1. How do I stop others from port scanning a server?
> Marcus Ranum suggests using wirecutters on the ethernet cable.
> If the server is internet-reachable, then it can be port-scanned.

Considering that many systems these days have 802.11 hardware, I'd
also suggest applying wirecutters to the power cable.

Colin Percival

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