Well at least the firewall seems to work. Found these in the log:- (amongst a whole lot of others!)
|01:59:58, 16 Jul.||IN: BLOCK  Remote administration (TCP 184.108.40.206:12200->220.127.116.11:443 on ppp0)|
|01:44:50, 16 Jul.||IN: BLOCK  Remote administration (ICMP type 8 code 0 18.104.22.168->22.214.171.124 on ppp0)|
|01:36:29, 16 Jul.||IN: BLOCK  Remote administration (TCP 126.96.36.199:6000->188.8.131.52:22 on ppp0)|
Locations are Taiwan, China (what a surprise), and Japan. Other ip addresses gave up Russian and Polish locations. It never stops does it!
There are machines out there that are constantly trawling the internet looking for connections they can hijack for illegal purposes.
If you connect anything to the internet, it will constantly receive such attacks. The solution is a firewall to block all unwanted incoming messages. The Home Hub has it's own firewall built in, so there's nothing to worry about.
I run an application called PeerBlock on most of my PCs (I should really invest in a hardware firewall)
It blocks up to 2 billion addresses at any one point, all of which are either malicious, known hackers, unassigned addresses etc.
It's very surprising figuring out which applications are trying to connect where.
Skype's been a major issue, because of the node distribution, you connect to a huge amount of nasty addresses.
I guess I'm just a paranoid person, but it gives me peace of mind.