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jonfear
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Shared Feeds

Post by jonfear » Sat May 03, 2014 8:33 am

All

Please be aware there is a Polish website that is pulling data without the owners permission.

It is http://89.68.60.64:8080/virtualradar/desktop.html#

He has physically port scanned the PC and then connected to the server ports.

It would appear that he has done this to a large number of VRS users across the world.

I am sure I am like everyone else here, I do not mind sharing my data with anyone, but please ask first!

Please check your set up and take appropriate action.

Cheers

Jon
http://www.360radar.co.uk, the new name for MLAT Radar in the UK and Western Europe.

Former PP feeder Bm. No longer feeding. I do not have time to sort out imaginary problems with NTP
when it has been working fine for 2+ Years.

Mac
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Re: Shared Feeds

Post by Mac » Sat May 03, 2014 9:14 am

I also don't mind sharing as other users know, but to use a LOT if my bandwidth without permission is not on.
He didnt even just connect to one of my Rebroadcast server but ALL :x

Feature request added for some form of sharer authentication if possible ;)

Skibox
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Re: Shared Feeds

Post by Skibox » Mon May 05, 2014 10:13 pm

This will happen sooner or later with open ports that contain data. Another reason why the data should be turned around so the site willing to share data should make the connection (be the TCP client). The receiving party's open ports would not transmit anything when connected to.

All major feeds betewen receivers and server, and server-to-server works better this way. But it's already a coming feature (Push re-broadcast)

Having said that, it's still a good idea to implement some form of authentication to the current rebroadcast port, because they are needed for connecting from mobile device apps, viewing clients behind NATed networks, etc. The problem is that most legacy software doesn't support any authentication.

jonfear
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Re: Shared Feeds

Post by jonfear » Mon May 05, 2014 11:45 pm

Hi Skibox

You are right, it was always going to happen. The guy has apologized and has shut down his links.

I have locked the individual ports down to IP or domain name on vrs-e now.

That seems to have secured things, I have port scanned myself and all the RBS ports are stealthed!

Jon
http://www.360radar.co.uk, the new name for MLAT Radar in the UK and Western Europe.

Former PP feeder Bm. No longer feeding. I do not have time to sort out imaginary problems with NTP
when it has been working fine for 2+ Years.

Jester
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Re: Shared Feeds

Post by Jester » Fri May 09, 2014 7:19 pm

Just set your firewall to only allowed connections from known/authorized IP's
works fine on this side to keep leechers away.

And keep an eye on
http://tracker.virtualradarserver.co.uk ... sue/VRS-20

:)

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