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Re: [SLUG] ipchains to get around cable/ADSL AUP?
- To: Petra <petra@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] ipchains to get around cable/ADSL AUP?
- From: Dean Hamstead <zort@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Aug 22 15:24:28 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: BONG
- Reply-to: djzort@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Is it this simple, or have I missed something here?
> If I wanted to run something like gnapster to share
> some of my files, and I simply block my cable or ADSL
> provider from scanning on gnapster's port (using
> ipchains), how are they to know I have a server
> listening on that port?
you have to know here they are scanning from
> Also, the AUPs sometimes state that only one machine
> can be connected at once... again, using ip masquerading,
> how can they possibly know there's more than one machine
they cant unless they come out and look, i dont see why running
a proxy or firewall is bad. I think its not unreasonable to
only allow one machine to actually be on the net.
I wouldnt be too concerned, i doubt they will come and check
up on you, if so, just unplug your lan real quick =)
> I don't wish to be antisocial and allow huge amounts
> of data to be downloaded from my machine... I simply
> would like to be able to run gnapster every now and then,
> ssh to my box, etc, etc.
If you have ssh on your box, and they whinge about it i
would be very shocked. You could run ssh on a port they
allow open (eg. some random open port on a windows box)
you could also do the same for gnapster.
> Many thanks,
> (terribly annoyed at these AUP restrictions)
Be thankful you have more than dial up =p