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"Most..ordinary sysadmins probably have a clause in their contract..specific permission in writing "

If you work for the sort of outfit that has such a clause written into your contract and an actual "security bod" to deal with this then perhaps they should do the port scan?

I'd suggest an outside scan of your network, and a review of the results, should be a standard part of network maintenance procedures.

I'm not saying any open port is a bad port (although I think the fewer the better) but why it's open should be well understood and documented, if only to stop the next PFY hired from noticing it and (on the principle "all open ports are bad") closing it, naturally without telling anyone.

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