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Re: Unable to ssh nodes with global IP

From: Abu Attar Musharih <abuattar.musharih_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 24 2011 - 02:41:13 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Thus my suggestion to use a port of a well known service that is allowed.
>
> Oh, be careful Ed, :-)
>
> I got bashed quite a lot for suggesting a similar thing about openvpn couple
> of threads ago... I learned that the proper, politically correct way to answer
> this is the following: if the ISP decided to block port 22, they probably did
> it for security reasons (and not because someone over there is a moron), and
> it's both illegal and unethical to go behind their backs and create a tunnel
> through their firewall without their consent. The OP should check his contract
> with the ISP, because it might be illegal or against their terms of service to
> use ssh on their network. He might get sued and end up in jail, for all we
> know.
>
> You wouldn't want to encourage the OP into such bad behavior by giving out
> advice to use an open port outside of its intended purposes, would you now?
> :-D
>
> Oh, btw, as a piece of preemptive advice --- if you reply to this, don't use
> any strange words like "legitimate" or similar, 'cause someone might pick up a
> dictionary against you... ;-)
>
> P.S. Sorry folks, just couldn't resist... :-D No hard feelings, Ed! :-)
>

With the same provider and the same type of service, I used to be able
to do INCOMING SHH to the laptop connecting via the service. It seemed
they have changed just recently without any clear explanation to the
customer.
best,
AA
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