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Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2008 12:31 AM (in response to aberrant)Also: firmware 7.3.1 and 7.2.1 exhibit this behavior (haven't tried any others).Macbook Pro 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2008 7:46 AM (in response to aberrant)Hi,
Curious... I'll have to set that up in my lab to try that. I'm guessing the AEBS is functioning in a proxy mode to make NATing FTP and Real Media easier, and the AEBS just responds before it has even checked with the remote host to see if those protocols are even running.
It could be harmless and something you're only going see doing port scanning. On the other hand, it might be the toe hold for launching some sort of bounce attack. My approach to security is to only do the minimum necessary to achieve functionality, so the AEBS would be violating that precept.
1. Does the AEBS do this for other hosts on the LAN side?
2. Does the the AEBS do this when it is in bridge mode?
Billmultiple types, and windows too
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2008 8:27 AM (in response to impulse_telecom)Sounds like you and I have the same philosophy re: security.
1) The AEBS does this for all hosts on the LAN side. Windows, UNIX, ... doesn't matter. FTP connects always succeed, even when there's no FTP server running on the remote host.
2) Haven't tested bridge mode.
Please report back with your lab results!Macbook Pro 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.2)