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Topic # 12178 3-Mar-2007 08:33
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Hi people,

  I’ve noticed that ever since using a router for internet access my firewall logs report that the “source address” is in fact the IP address of the router. I’m guessing that this is because the last IP address that the incoming signal encountered was the router, before attempting to access my PC? Does this mean that my firewall logs are no longer viable for detecting the true source of the attempted intrusion?

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  Reply # 62650 3-Mar-2007 09:06
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What type of router do you have? Most will have their own internal log and some models can even email this to you.




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  Reply # 62653 3-Mar-2007 11:11
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sbiddle,

   Thanks for the reply, and indeed my router (USRobotics8054) will e-mail logs to me, but doesn't include firewall details.

However, I've now taken a look over a wider range of hours and see that indeed my firewall (PC-cillin) does report a multitude of sources all trying to send me stuff, e.g. viagra, real-estate,  so I no longer feel left out  ... ha ha ha ha.

Cheers,

R.

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