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Re: [chat] Re: [SLUG] optus cable hosting website
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Re: [SLUG] optus cable hosting website
- From: brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat Jul 7 19:29:01 2001
- Cc: Matt Hope <matth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sat, 07 Jul 2001 18:31, Matt Hope <matth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Jul 2001, Ken Foskey <foskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote...
> From what I have heard, they portscan from random ips. Whats more is they
> have traffic records - seeing a bit of traffic going to port 80 on your
> computer is likely to trip some alarm somewhere.
> : I was told over the phone that there were no restrictions to running a
> : server on my system, the web paints a slightly different picture
> : however. Don't you love the guys on the end of a sales phone that have
> : absolutely no idea.
> A O@H sales drone said that ? hmm.. I'd say they are full of crap.
The first time I got o@h connected, mid last year I was told that you could
not run servers. The second time, early this year (after netstats was
introduced), they said that I *could* run a server for *personal* use, such
as webmail or the like, but it is subject to netstats, and would become a
problem if serving lots of stuff.
I've had ssh and http open on the cable router since February, (and other
stuff sporadically), have been scanned by Optus a bunch of times, and have
never had heard a peep from them. Then again, it's only been there for the
convenience of my partner and I, and a couple of clients to see something
we've been working on etc.
I also had SMTP working for a while, by having a dyndns service mx to
another mail server, which routed it through on a different port. They
didn't pick on that either... so I guess either they didn't care, or their
software wasn't smart enough to pick up on it.
This is my experience, your mileage may vary.