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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Fwd: RE: 1. port remapping/redirection

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Fwd: RE: 1. port remapping/redirection
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 10:27:15 +0200
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> >The reason for blocking ports 80 and 443 is ostensibly to prevent
> >worms that attack web servers from spreading among their residential
> >customers.  However, I believe they have ulterior motives, namely
> >pushing their server DSL packages on users.   We think the ISP only
> >blocks a few ports ...135,137,139 (Windows NetBIOS/CIFS/etc) and
> >80/443 (HTTP/HTTPS).  They might block 21 (FTP) as well.
> >The ISP can either block all ports (crippling their service) or just
> >some ports which is obviously what they must do
> >... so we are left with picking non-standard HTTP/HTTPS ports.
I see. So basically we could simply assume/expect port 5432 to
be accessible on your machine. Which is the port PostgreSQL is
listening on.

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