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Topic # 242854 17-Nov-2018 08:29
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It seems Orcon have recently enabled port filtering as a value-add service to improve customer security.  That's great but it would have been helpful if they told their customers about this happening.

In my case it broke a certificate renewal process that was easily fixed once I realised that Orcon had started blocking ports!  It took a little digging to get to that point.

Good feature, transparent for most I suppose.  Annoying if you are running anything needing access on the ports they have blocked shown below.

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  Reply # 2128311 17-Nov-2018 09:09
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There have been a few threads about this since the middle of the year when it was trialled on Slingshot then moved across to Orcon.



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  Reply # 2128407 17-Nov-2018 11:47
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Here we go again.

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  Reply # 2128572 17-Nov-2018 17:29
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Gwilson: [snip] That's great but it would have been helpful if they told their customers about this happening.



They did. Months ago.


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