Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
Nate wants an iphone
3901 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 31607 27-Mar-2006 14:49
Send private message

Its good I'm not with them, otherwise I'd probably disconnect.

My parents however will be affected by, as they use an email account on my webhost. I'll be sure to explain why they won't be able to send mail at home without changing the SMTP server and why they won't be able to send email on their laptop when they are out and not connected to Xtra (without paying xtra more, or changing their SMTP server again).




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!




Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 31609 27-Mar-2006 14:58
Send private message

Maybe they can use the Message Submission port 567?

Wonder how this will affect users of T3G devices actually...? I'll be not a little bit hacked off if I can't send mail from my Apache to my own mail server with SMTP AUTH.

There's no way to use a different SMTP port either on the Apache. Undecided





26594 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6089

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 31612 27-Mar-2006 17:00
Send private message

So who's going to be the first in NZ to offer a local cheap AUTH SMTP service on non standard ports or is something already available? I know there are numerous overseas providers offering such a service.




Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 31613 27-Mar-2006 17:10
Send private message

Slingshot via India?

Laughing




BDFL - Memuneh
60779 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11664

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 31614 27-Mar-2006 17:18
Send private message

juha: There's no way to use a different SMTP port either on the Apache. 


You just have to define the server with the port: pop.yourserver.co.nz[:port#] and smtp.yourserver.co.nz[:port#] (without the [ ] of course).








Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 31615 27-Mar-2006 17:21
Send private message

Ahh... obviously. Well, not really.

Thanks.




1968 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 727

Trusted

  Reply # 31616 27-Mar-2006 17:32
Send private message

Surely this isn't blocking *outgoing* port 25 connection attempts, but only incoming?

So that people can't run their own mailserver type-of-thing.  This is fairly common, as the article mentions.

In my opinion, only insane people would try to run a SMTP server on a dynamically changing IP address.  I know you can get around it using dyn-dns, but it's still flaky at best.

When they turn this on, no one (but people running their own incoming mail server) will notice.



Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 31618 27-Mar-2006 18:21
Send private message

It would only be effective if it was outgoing, to stop "wormy" Xtra customers from bombarding mail servers on the Internet. Incoming blocking makes no sense really, because as you say, only the insane run a mail server like that...

I think people will notice. The sky won't fall down as such, but I think the better solution would be to deal with infected customers rather than punking the Internet.




BDFL - Memuneh
60779 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11664

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 31619 27-Mar-2006 18:24
Send private message

Hmmm. I am not on Xtra, and I run a mailserver - with relay for non-serviced domains switched off, of course.

I agree. It's not the case of fixing the standard, but cleaning up the mess. Blocking a standard port is just a non-solution since that's not the root cause.





1968 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 727

Trusted

  Reply # 31622 27-Mar-2006 18:32
Send private message

Are you allocated a static IP by your provider, or dynamic? Do you use the mailserver for incoming mail, or sending only?

My inital comments were aimed at people who use a dynamic IP address for their MX record, that's all.

I am on Xtra and run my own mailserver for outgoing mail, it seems this'll now be blocked as well as contacting my "static" mailserver.  I'll ask to have this removed when it's turned on, otherwise I'll just set the mailserver (my static one) to listen on a different port as well and shut down my local outgoing SMTP server.

It still seems like a really stupid thing to do, but Juha makes a valid point so I can see them doing it.  It's going to be a lot easier for them to field a couple of calls from techie people, as opposed to them actually having to contact infected customers (who let's face it are going to be pretty dumb)




It looks like I'm using an adblocker. I should consider whitelisting Geekzone in my adblocker or a subscription. The Quick Reply box will appear for me when Geekzone is whitelisted. Hooray for me! If I want to reply to this topic I should click on Compose Reply.


BDFL - Memuneh
60779 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11664

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 31623 27-Mar-2006 18:39
Send private message

I have a static IP address, and use it as the MX record for a couple of domains, no relay from outside to outside allowed (only from my internal network to outside and from outside to my internal network).





1968 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 727

Trusted

  Reply # 31624 27-Mar-2006 18:41
Send private message

Yea, if I could get a static IP address I'd use it as a backup MX for my domains.

I know I could switch/shop around etc, but for reasons I won't go into there's not much point doing that :)




It looks like I'm using an adblocker. I should consider whitelisting Geekzone in my adblocker or a subscription. The Quick Reply box will appear for me when Geekzone is whitelisted. Hooray for me! If I want to reply to this topic I should click on Compose Reply.




Juha
1318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 31625 27-Mar-2006 18:43
Send private message

muppet: Are you allocated a static IP by your provider, or dynamic? Do you use the mailserver for incoming mail, or sending only?


Me? I'm one of those naughty people who use teh_int4rw3b for something else than downloading, so yes, fully functional and spam-besieged mail server here. Not on Xtra though. :)

muppet: I am on Xtra and run my own mailserver for outgoing mail, it seems this'll now be blocked as well as contacting my "static" mailserver. I'll ask to have this removed when it's turned on, otherwise I'll just set the mailserver (my static one) to listen on a different port as well and shut down my local outgoing SMTP server.


Xtra says that they'll make exceptions, as long as you can give a good reason for it.

muppet: It still seems like a really stupid thing to do, but Juha makes a valid point so I can see them doing it. It's going to be a lot easier for them to field a couple of calls from techie people, as opposed to them actually having to contact infected customers (who let's face it are going to be pretty dumb)


I prefer "slow learners" myself... Cool






82 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 31683 28-Mar-2006 22:29
Send private message

freitasm:
You just have to define the server with the port: pop.yourserver.co.nz[:port#] and smtp.yourserver.co.nz[:port#] (without the [ ] of course).

Hey Mauricio, do you know what devices will this work on?  Any mobile device with a client or just Windows Mobile?
cheers,
tim

BDFL - Memuneh
60779 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11664

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 31684 28-Mar-2006 22:33
Send private message

This implementation is pretty much standard anywhere - browsers, ftp clients, etc. I know for sure this works in Windows Mobile, but of course some specific programmer may elect not to implement it. It's really the case to test on the target device - i.e. it should work by default...





 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.