[CentOS] nmap showing lots of ports open that shouldn't be

Sun Feb 12 21:35:16 UTC 2006
Jim Bassett <jim at datamantic.com>

On Feb 12, 2006, at 4:23 PM, ryan wrote:

> On Sunday 12 February 2006 3:41 pm, Scot L. Harris wrote:
>> Looks like the rules above are accepting anything for that  
>> server.  The
>> order of the rules makes a big difference.
> As root,
> try
> service iptables stop && service iptables start
> then check iptables -L
> _______________________________________________

Thanks for the replies.

iptables -L shows the same thing after stopping and starting service  

I just did a minimal install of the OS. I've never messed with  
iptables. I only used lokkit to open up ports for ssh and http and  
dns. Does it make sense that my iptables -L looks like this?  
Obviously I have to learn about iptables for myself, and that will  
take some time - but should I be thinking that something nefarious  
happened here? Or is it just open everywhere because it is like that  
by default? (Doesn't seem right.)

Is it over reacting to pull the plug and start over?