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Posted: 9/12/2004 12:56:33 PM EDT
Since logging on today to AR15 I've been "PINGED" by a computer in Bejieng China 4 times, and in France twice
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:57:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:58:06 PM EDT
what prog do you use to find this out? got a link?
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:04:05 PM EDT
you need a firewall
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:47:00 PM EDT
Same thing happened to me this morning....even after I got off of this site....don't know where I was getting pinged from...don't know how you can tell...maybe one of our resident computer gurus can help on this one
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:53:36 PM EDT
for a computer idiot what does that mean and whats the harm?
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:54:26 PM EDT
Shit you should see my firewall logs... I get hit, pinged, scanned, DOS'd, you name it, contantly. It's just life on the net. Loggin onto this site aint going to affect that... just coincidence.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:55:36 PM EDT
I think I was hacked Friday. I came home and my monitor display had been turned 90 degrees to the right. I had to lay the monitor on it's side until I corrected the problem. I'm using a firewall.

Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:56:56 PM EDT
Yeah, I am!

Oh, sorry. I thought you asked if anyone else was getting Pingu. My mistake. Carry on.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:57:30 PM EDT
LS1Eddie: you need a hardware firewall like those built into the routers.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:59:19 PM EDT
Happens all the time to me. Most of the pings are coming from Verizon's network operations center. Verizon said they ping their modems at random to see if the routers are still working. I don't see the point, because if I disconnect my DSL modem, they don't call me to say my service is down, I do.

I do get pings from other parts of the world and they are a concern. So I set my local router not to respond to pings and turned off all my ports (windoze file sharing, ftp, telnet, etc.).

In the end, there isn't much you can do. Welcome to the new wild west...the internet.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 3:18:47 PM EDT
Yes, about three or four times today.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 3:21:08 PM EDT
Its not hard to find ya without a firewall. I suggest you get one.

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