Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2007 21:52 UTC, submitted by Oliver
PC-BSD "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.4 (da Vinci edition)! This release is made available via the efforts of many developers and testers, who have spent the past months refining and improving upon the core PC-BSD experience." This release comes with Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, Compiz-Fusion 0.5.2, support for Flash7, and much more. There are release notes, a changelog, and downloads.
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RE[7]: The future of PC-BSD
by netpython on Wed 26th Sep 2007 05:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: The future of PC-BSD"
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Filtered? No. Closed, please. There's a RFC (cannot remember which) that requires closed ports to reply with a RST packet if closed, or ACK if open, but replying nothing is not recommended.

I prefer to return instead of doing anything. to prevent portscans before they are actually happening. To prevent information leakage so to speak.

linux kernel source:

# grep -n -A 12 "void.*send_reset" /usr/src/linux/net/ipv4/tcp_ipv4.c
1161:static void tcp_v4_send_reset(struct sk_buff *skb)
1163- struct tcphdr *th = skb->;
1164- struct tcphdr rth;
1165- struct ip_reply_arg arg;
1167- return; // Modification: Never send RST, always return.
1169- /* Never send a reset in response to a reset. */
1170- if (th->rst)
1171- return;
1173- if (((struct rtable*)skb->dst)->rt_type != RTN_LOCAL)

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