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We installed Kerio Winroute, set it up, and it works great. Except every six minutes we keep getting " Alerts" saying: Port scan detected:

PORTSCAN firewall="Kerio Winroute Firewall" hostip="" hostname="vpn" log="protocol: UDP, source:, destination:,,,, ..., ports: 138, 54415, 54416, 54417, 54418, 54419, 54420, 54421, 49829, 49834

The IP of the server's trusted network card is Seems like the port scan comes from the server! We checked for adware & viruses, but it's clean. It scans internal ip's on really high ports, there's no additional software installed, we use Windows 2003 Standard R2.

Before purchasing Kerio Winroute for our businesses, we need this figured out, does someone know what's happening?

Thanks for your help,

IT Manager in The Netherlands

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I have this happening as well (although not that frequently): portscans reported to be originating from the server itself.

I have no clue what causes this. A theory I have is someone on the Internet is portscanning while spoofing his IP address with the targeted systems address. Thus the scanning would seem to be done by the system itself. Obviously, when spoofing the sender IP address, the 'attacker' never gets any data send back to him. Perhaps he's using packets that by themselves would cause a vulnerable system to become compromised, so he doesn't need any data back (initially)?

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same here...i noticed that, if i using user quota, this things always happen... maybe u could try to turn it off... for me, i dont mind about it..

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I started to test Kerio Winroute last week, in a new firm. I experienced the same behaviour noted in the above messages, but with bad consequences:
For about 30' to 1 hour after turning on the server, it is impossible to access any external POP3 services (however HTTP, SMTP etc. seem to work ok, and also the internal mail server works).
And for each unsuccesful POP3 attempt, I see in the security log a corresponding (and I think inexistent) portscan entry originating from the server itself.

As I said, after about 1h the situation corrects itself, and we are able to access external mailboxes again for the rest of the day.

Any idea about the possible cause of this problem? (User quota is not active and I'm positive it's not an external "attack")
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