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By: falcon | January 18, 2019

Now that the server has a long-term domain name, I have been adding e-mail software.  In light of this, I wanted to let members and prospective members know that I am not going to read anyone's e-mail messages, ever.

I still assert the right to check files in your home folder to make sure there is no illegal activity.  As this is an educational service only, I think that is a fair approach.  I already had one situation with criminal activity.  I don't like people who hurt or scam others, To prevent this happening, my only choices are to make the registration process much more difficult than it currently is, or to keep it easy but follow up with inspection of home folders.  Since this is a zero cost service, the latte...

Category: Server Info 

Tags: registration, abuse, email 

By: falcon | September 19, 2017

Last week I got an email from the abuse department of my ISP.  Their automated message said that there is a service with an exploitable vulnerability running on "one of my devices".  Apparently it was SSDP - the Simple Service Discovery Protocol, which can be used to facilitate a DDoS attack.


Their system found that this SSDP service was available on UDP port 32788.


This could be one of the users of my shell server violating the terms of service, or it could be unrelated to the shell server altogether.  I tried to log into my modem, and found that the administrative web page would not load.  Even though the Internet connection was up, this part of my modem was down.  So I power cycled the modem.


 When it...

Category: Uncategorized 

Tags: security, ports, abuse