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Topic # 240940 3-Oct-2018 13:14
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Is this new? 

 

I just noticed this in my account under the family filter. 

 

https://help.slingshot.co.nz/hc/en-us/articles/360005168434-Port-Filtering 


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  Reply # 2100784 3-Oct-2018 13:58
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Hi there,

 

 

 

Yep this has just been implemented. Filtering is turned on by default but can be turned off if need be via MySlingshot

 

 

 

Cheers!





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  Reply # 2100785 3-Oct-2018 13:58
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EDIT: Already answered ^^ 





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  Reply # 2108977 16-Oct-2018 16:42
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So thats why access to my home server stopped working..... Been puzzling me for a few days

 

Nice idea to keep the cruft off my (very low bandwidth) inbound connection.

 

Any way to block all ports except just 443 ?


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  Reply # 2108980 16-Oct-2018 16:45
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Blocking HTTP/S, FTP and SSH? that's an interesting one...





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  Reply # 2109057 16-Oct-2018 18:34
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hio77:

Blocking HTTP/S, FTP and SSH? that's an interesting one...

 

 

the HTTP/S and SSH ones will be to stop the various DVR/webcam/plex/NASes/router's that people keep putting on the internet with no/crap passwords or leaving them unpatched, from getting owned.

 

 

I don't think you can unblock just particular ports on Vocus ISPs, it's all or nothing. You should be firewalling the rest of your stuff yourself if you want a particular port open to the internet!

 

 

From a security perspective this default blocking is a great thing. There are a lot of compromised CPE's/IoT devices/etc around, even in NZ that send out spam/MITM your traffic/are used to DDoS people and compromise other peoples stuff..

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