[Snort-users] Snort newbie log entry question

Chris cpollock at ...741...
Tue Oct 26 16:00:04 EDT 2004

I've been using snort for a couple of months and every once in awhile get an 
entry in my syslog.  I've never been able to find someplace that explains 
what these mean.  If there is somewhere I'd appreciate a link.  Below are a 
couple of entries that I'd appreciate if someone would explain them to me:

Oct 26 09:00:20 cpollock snort[3860]: [1:402:4] ICMP Destination Unreachable 
(Port Unreachable) [Classification: Misc activity] [Priority: 3]: {ICMP} ->

On this one, why would Earthlink, my ISP, be doing a portscan on my system?  
Could this just be a 'ping' from them?

Oct 25 23:42:17 cpollock snort[3860]: spp_portscan: PORTSCAN DETECTED to 
port 41980 from (STEALTH)

Thanks to all in advance for any help

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