On my server, I have just enough ports open for the basic service to work right. The server seems to work fine, but every night cpanel emails me it's log watch and I always have several thousand dropped packets. I'd say 95% of these are because 135/445 are closed down. Someone please refresh my memory on their purpose. Aren't they primary used for microsoft services? Being as I run linux, I closed them down. Maybe I should open them back up?
Same here. Nothing I can do now, and pay for extra bandwidth on those junk packages. I think if you have extra firewall control in your package, you can tell them block those ports before getting to your box.
Do you know how to set iptables what to log, and what not to log ?