Netview doing ports scan

2000-03-23 16:04:51
Subject: Netview doing ports scan
From: Jorge Jiles <Jorge.Jiles AT ualberta DOT ca>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 14:04:51 -0700
Netview 6.0     aix 4.2.1       rs6000 - 43 P

Under what circumstances Netview does a ports scan on devices? I do not
know of any Netview app other than nvsniffer that does this. I just
installed Netview 6.0 and while doing the initial discovery I received
several complaints of my server doing ports scan, going after ports 80, 81,
82, etc. I provided a seed file but unfortunately our network is a one-arm
router (most LANS connected to one router through elans), so when I enter
this router in the seed file the world is discovered. I will work on this
problem, but as far as I know, Netview does not perform port scans as part
of its initial discovering. Is there something I'm unaware of  ???????????

Please help me keep the security dudes off my back.

Any information is appreciated.

Jorge A Jiles
Network Analyst
Computing & Network Services
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

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