Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to How much time does it takes to set up bboard from scratch

I noticed several of us are using portsentry. I started using it as well, but it doesn't seem to be working as advertised. I have it running in advanced mode on linux. I have it set to start blocking scans on the second attempt at a non listening port. This seems to work fine for ports that are not listening, further attempts to connect get logged as being blocked. However, I can still connect to open ports. Personally I don't see the advantage in this setup, as the scanner still gets a list of open ports. Has anyone else run into this problem?

My domain is and port 80 is open. If you try telnetting to some random port a few times you can stil get to 80.