[nSLUG] Bell FibreOP port blocking

Vlado Keselj vlado at dnlp.ca
Sat Oct 10 17:00:27 ADT 2015

Thank you all for quick response.  I had a business level service with
Eastlink and they did not block anything (but bandwith was extremely bad
frequently -- it seems due to weather conditions!?).  I run email lists
and some email forwarding, so I guess I will have to use an external
server for outgoing email.

I am surprised that they block 22.  Based on some discussions on Internet,
there seem to be opposing advices about running sshd on the standard port
22 or not.  I found out that it is very easy to make sshd listen to more
ports.  I chose 222; I am not sure if there is downside. A problem with
443 is that I have HTTPS server running.  2222 is used frequently, but it
is normally in the user range, so it may be a security risk.


On Sat, 10 Oct 2015, Eugene Cormier wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 02:26:54PM -0300, D G Teed wrote:
> > All ISPs will block outbound port 25 unless the service is commercial level.
> > The exceptions are Eastlink will allow smtp relay over 25 to their SMTP,
> > and Bell Fibre Op will allow authenticated smtp to their system but disallow
> > email that is not from the bellalliant domain.  I'm using smtpcorp.com
> > for my relay (smtp2go.com) with their free level (limit of 20 outbound per day)
> > and port 2525.
> >
> > SSH is best for home servers to run on an alternate port anyway, or you will
> > have brute force attempts hammering the system 24x7.
> I put my ssh port to 443 so that I can connect from hotels and the
> like....
> Eugene
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