[Dshield] Possible solution for ISP (was DShield's public goals)

Tom dshield at oitc.com
Wed Jan 18 23:02:48 GMT 2006


(btw how is that guy on dialup using streaming video anyway? and how 
did Joe Sixpack setup his NAT router to pass those incoming ports to 
his machine?)

At 5:18 PM -0500 1/18/06, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
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>On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:24:24 EST, Tom said:
>>  Why should Joe User (the know-nothing dialup guy that Valdis
>>  constantly wants to focus on) be given access to any port other than,
>>  for example, SMTP (to his isps mailserver only) HTTP, POP, IMAP and
>>  HTTPS?  Joe User doesn't even know how to use FTP much less SSH or
>>  anything else. If Joe User wasn't given the same access privileges
>>  that a sophisticated user is given, the whole problem would be self
>>  limiting.
>
>Tell you what.  Limit it to those ports, and explain to Joe Sixpack
>why streaming video isn't working.  Or why he can't talk to his buddies
>on AIM.  Or why...
>
>The fact that Joe User doesn't know what a given port is for doesn't mean
>that the stuff on his system doesn't know.....
>
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