Friday, August 31, 2007

31st August - Malaysia Independence Day Anniversary .. and TMnut blocked my IRC access???


(Flag img taken from Ditesh's post)


Okay .. its 31st August again .. the anniversary of Malaysia independence from Great Britain .. and I'm at home for a holiday .. and guess what .. I noticed a shocking discovery .. The DARNED TMnut blocked my IRC access!!! - on port 6667 in particular

Some Xchat output

* Looking up irc.freenode.net
* Connecting to chat.freenode.net (204.11.244.21) port 6667...
* Connection failed. Error: Connection refused
* Looking up irc.dal.net
* Connecting to irc.dal.net (194.68.45.50) port 6667...
* Connection failed. Error: Connection refused
* Disconnected ().
* Looking up irc.prison.net
* Connecting to irc.prison.net (209.249.249.126) port 6667...
* Connection failed. Error: Connection refused
* Disconnected ().
* Looking up irc.rizon.net
* Connecting to us.iso.rizon.net (216.246.56.111) port 6667...
* Connection failed. Error: Connection refused
* Looking up irc.dal.net
* Connecting to irc.dal.net (194.68.45.50) port 6669...
* Connected. Now logging in...
* *** Looking up your hostname...
* *** Found your hostname, cached
* *** Checking Ident


SEE THAT??!! .. outbound port 6667 access is blocked!!

being curious if they blocked also inbound port 6667 to my tunneled UTPchat IRC server, I ssh'ed to an external box, made my irc server listening on port 6667-6669 .. and tried netcat'ing to it .. and heres the output


[kagesenshi@devel ~]$ nc tunnel.utpchat.net 6667
[kagesenshi@devel ~]$ nc tunnel.utpchat.net 6668
:tunnel.utpchat.net NOTICE AUTH :*** Looking up your hostname...
:tunnel.utpchat.net NOTICE AUTH :*** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead
^C
[kagesenshi@devel ~]$ nc tunnel.utpchat.net 6669
:tunnel.utpchat.net NOTICE AUTH :*** Looking up your hostname...
:tunnel.utpchat.net NOTICE AUTH :*** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead
^C
[kagesenshi@devel ~]$


Notice that connection is refused to port 6667

WTF!! .. damn .. if not because ure the only ISP which my family can afford, (and generally the ONLY ISP in Malaysia) ... I would tell my dad to switch to other ISP... grrr ....

grr ... Heck .. I want my Freedom!! ..

Its "Merdeka" (Independence) anniversary .. and here I am , with my Freedom to IRC blocked ..

Malaysia's broadband sucks - RedesignMalaysia.com


Update : I just checked it again today, and it looks like my IRC access is back ... Happy .. but still pissed off ..
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