firewall caught port scans

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what are these port scans that my firewall catches. What am i supposed to learn from these or what is it supposed to tell me.
 

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Mainly, it's telling you the firewall is doing its job.

There are probably thousands, or more, people out there running port scans constantly...mostly wannabe hackers/crackers looking for vulnerable systems to access for whatever reason.

As long as your firewall is telling you it blocked them, you're in good shape.
 
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If you get a router it also acts as a hardware firewall.
I just got me one and your get alot less hit in your software firewall.
Went from 100's and 100's a day to maybe 12 or less.
 
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Right on hewee...trouble is it took my a year from the time I first got a firewall to figure that out. Routers with firewalls. (y)
 
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Yep Bill :)

I was getting pinged to dead. Like 4 a min or more and it was just crazy. Now I have only one hit so far today and that was a echo ping from here.

I know all the hits are there still like before the router but stop at the router so you don't see them or know how many there are. I like it when ZA is is not blinking away. I know ZA was stopping them but still it is better now and that makes me relax. :)
 
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