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Re: for those not allowing exiting - reasonably safe ports
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It would be worth noting also that MSN Chat runs on 6667 as it uses an
implementation of the ircx protocol as well. Take that as you will, but
coming from someone who writes amateur irc bots for MSN, it is just as bad
on the abuse level as other IRC channels, only more popular.
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>They won't necessarily use your node to launch DoS attacks. They'll
>annoy the heck out of people on IRC, abuse channels and users, etc., and
>then in frustration the people they've annoyed will then launch a DoS
>attack against you. Either that, or they complain to your ISP and you
>run the risk of being shut down.
>Glymr Darkmoon wrote:
>>hm weird, i've only got those ports open on mine, but i have
>>rate-limited it to half my outbound traffic speed (which is 64kbit), so
>>i dunno. i think 3kb/s doesn't allow much in the way dos attacking
>>anyway. haven't had a problem yet.
>>On Wed, 1 Feb 2006 22:23:32 -0800, "Greg Hewgill" <ghewgill@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>On 2/1/06, Glymr Darkmoon <glymr_darkmoon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>probably one should add 6667 and 6601 and 994 for irc, irc also does
>>>>not do file transfers on these ports... 706 for silc as well
>>>Allowing an IRC exit node just about got me shut down by my hosting
>>>provider. IRC is a popular avenue for abuse and will invite serious DoS
>>>attacks against your tor node.
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