[GLLUG] WAS: Re: Am I over-reacting to this?

Jean van Wyngaardt gabrieldrumming at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 16:54:44 UTC 2014

I'd imagine ISP's are only going to make the news more often nowadays. Its never good to have a router which can be exploited without much skill, especially when the responsibility falls on the ISP to protect its clients confidentiality and online safety with the equipment they're providing.

Another thing which bothers me a lot with companies like Virgin Media is how they advertise an Unlimited Broadband Service, yet every client who wants to connect to VPN requires a person like me to log on and allow VPN through. I'm starting to also discover that they block loads of ports for no reason, example would be 4500 for L2TP VPN, I tried to setup a server on my home connection and no matter what settings or routers I tried, 4500 refuses to open. Reading through forums, this is a massive problem not limited to just 4500, but many other ports.

ISP's should seriously shift their marketing from 'Unlimited' to 'Limited', because its not as advertised. Its complete bullshit.


Jean van Wyngaardt 

07599 428068 
info at jeangabriel.co.uk 

On 20 Jan 2014, at 13:57, John Edwards <john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 01:47:38PM +0000, Dylan wrote:
> <snip> 
>> Surely, in order to "push" an upgrade (which is presumably a
>> software update) these routers must have some kind of WAN facing
>> login as well?
> For 350,000 routers I would think it is more likely to be an
> automated pull process. An automated push from a central system
> is also possible. In both cases I would hope that it is over
> HTTPS with good certificates, but would not put any money on it.
> Manual logins would probably only be used to diagnose faults.
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