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I assume you are talking about the Mask Attack and not Brute-force Attack which is outdated and replaced by Mask Attack. I had to add --pwd-min=8 to the list of parameters to force it to start at 8 digits from the get-go. Source: http://hashcat.net/forum/thread-1538.html
A port scanner, like nmap, connects to a port and analyzes the traffic being returned. A firewall's most basic function is to block access to a port. This means that there is no way to scan a port that is being blocked by a firewall. With some exceptions... Some firewalls will allow traffic to a port unless it determines that the traffic is malicious (like ...
You can try to use something as the -T2 option to slow down the scan since many firewall drop packets sent too fast. There's a list of option that can help you with IDS\firewall evasion: https://nmap.org/book/man-bypass-firewalls-ids.html
Do you have '-i' or increment enabled? This sounds like you do. Disable it if you don't want it to run through all shorter permutations.
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