Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal
Computer Science
05 Aug 2017

BSNL seems to have blocked SSH Port 22

Since last tuesday I am facing a strange issue with BSNL I am not able to connect with aws instance through port 22
Is anyone else facing same problem?
05 Aug 2017
I have been using SFTP/SSH comfortably and haven't faced any issue. It could be a temporary issue.
Manish Goyal

Manish Goyal

Computer Science
06 Aug 2017
are you on bsnl broadband?
I just received message due to malware attack they have blocked port 22
Abhishek Rawal

Abhishek Rawal

Electronics and Communication
06 Aug 2017
Can't access our servers from home either.
I have changed SSH service default port and it seems working fine.
06 Aug 2017
Manish Goyal
are you on bsnl broadband?
I just received message due to malware attack they have blocked port 22
I'm not in the office now and have limited access from mobile. Will try it out and let you know. But I did access our test servers using SFTP and SSH and it didn't have any issue. I use BSNL FTTH connection.

Update: A lot of people seem to be facing issue with port22 connection, and I think the problem could be real. I'm unable to verify it at the moment. Not sure if this s region specific.
08 Aug 2017
Got this message at random while I was performing routine server maintenance task. Not sure what I did because it popped up while I was closing a few browser tabs.

Dear FTTH Customer

Please Ensure that your device/modem/system is SAFE by following the instructions below.
Security guidelines for FTTH ONTS:

General guidelines:
  • Enable Firewall in ONT as well as on Computer.
  • Turn off Modems while not in use.
  • Install and maintain updated anti-virus and anti-malware software on your system.
  • Scan computer with anti-virus regularly.
  • Use genuine software only.
  • Keep up-to-date patches and fixes on the operating system and application software.
  • Exercise caution while opening unknown email attachments.
KenJackson

KenJackson

Branch Unspecified
09 Aug 2017
For maximum security they should add, "Replace Windows with Linux" to the general guidelines.
09 Aug 2017
KenJackson
For maximum security they should add, "Replace Windows with Linux" to the general guidelines.
True, but it's still damn difficult for the masses to use. You may argue that the GUI distros are tad easy; but it's the familiarity with the interface that keeps people going. I switched from Windows to OSX (now MacOS) and have began finding Windows difficult to use 😁 .

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