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Subject: Re: Network Event Reports in WinQuake
From: Karl Cunningham karlc@..........
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 11:42:16 -0700

I am able to get through to other finger servers, such as 
nasanews@.............. but not quake@..................  So I don't think 
the problem is at my end.

It might be interesting for others having problems to try another finger 
server as well, just to test their own systems.


--On Saturday, May 12, 2001 10:16 -0700 mprice@........ wrote:

> I tried this from my home system. It didn't work. I checked
> my firewall logs and the problem was that my firewall was blocking
> incoming finger packets. I changed the firewall to allow
> connections from the finger port of remote systems. After
> that change, it worked fine. I see no evidence that the
> USGS system's firewall is selectively blocking access.
> Mike Price
> Karl Cunningham wrote:
>> Here's my guess ...
>> I suspect a firewall on the usgs system is blocking access from certain
>> addresses.  I tried quake@................. from work and simultaneously
>> from home (via an ssh link to a computer at home).  The work connection
>> was fine but my home connection got nothing.  At home I use @home
>> cable-modem service and a different provider at work.
>> I wonder if they've had problems with hackers attacking from cable
>> systems?


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