[Techtalk] question around port filtering, etc.

Kai MacTane kmactane at GothPunk.com
Thu Aug 23 11:55:38 EST 2001

At 8/23/01 05:46 AM , Michelle Murrain wrote:
>I've got high-speed internet access through a cable modem provider. For a 
>while, I was able to run a web server w/o any problem (using Dynamic DNS). 
>It is against their rules, but...

Yikes. They can just plain yank your service for that, you know.

>Anyway, I had noticed they'd been portscanning me for a while (I was using 
>snort). I didn't think much of it, until yesterday I found out that they 
>are now filtering specific ports, including port 80, so people can't get 
>at my web sites.

Actually, this is probably a way of trying to slow or halt the spread of 
Code Red. See 
http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/comment/0,5859,2806280,00.html, third 

>I have now decided to move to getting business DSL, because I really want 
>the ability to host my own web sites, but that might take months.

If they're available in your area, consider getting Speakeasy's DSL 
service. I've been using them for about 18 months now, and am *very* 
satisfied. They have good prices; their residential package includes up to 
four static IPs at no extra charge; and their ToS explicitly _allows_ 
running your own servers. Look at www.speakeasy.net and see if that's 
something you could use.

                                                 --Kai MacTane
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