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silbaco
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reply to DrStrangLov

Re: [Exede] Port forwarding?

said by DrStrangLov:

said by Gunn:

port forwarding

Further, from time to time, ViaSat may block additional ports that it reasonably believes may be a security risk to the network."

»www.exede.com/legal

I am surprised they still recycle that old line. A security risk maybe if you throw a factory windows 98 machine on directly connected to the modem. Modern routers will block these attacks, as will well configured software firewalls. Of course there are a lot of people who still use Windows XP with a crappy firewall or use Mint/Ubuntu with the default configuration of no firewall. But that is not the ISP's problem.

ISPs should not block any ports unless requested.