Port 25 closing?
rchiodin at bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 9 18:12:08 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 11:11 -0600, Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 02:27 -0700, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
> > As I explained in my original message, it's not the mail server.
> > Other machines on the network can continue to connect and send through
> > it just fine. This is strictly an XP problem on one of the machines -
> > all the other ones are working just fine (although none of them are
> > running SP2 except for this one problematic one.)
> > As someone else suggested, next time it happens, I'll shut down the
> > Windows Firewall, see if that clears things up - my guess is it will.
> Just to keep you aware (and this doesn't sound to be the case, here)
> many of the ISPs have begun shutting down port 25 outbound to the world
> due to spam and viruses. Caused a lot of problem across town, on SBC.
> Thankfully, it was reversable.
> Just something to keep in mind.
Here in Bellsouth land we cannot get inbound port 25 traffic either,
even though I have a fixed IP address. I guess they think all we want
to do is run web servers.
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