OT: Dealing with a hosting company with it's head up it's rear end

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 20:10:28 UTC 2020

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 3:30 PM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:56:43 -0400
> Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The hosting company for one of our clients sent the following reply to
> > us/them when we asked them to setup end user accounts on a dedicated
> > Windows Server, FreeBSD box and CentOS box (all VM's on the same physical
> > machine with no other VM's on the physical machine) and being told we
> > needed scriptable access (not web based non-scriptable) to the windows
> > desktop and shell accounts (including the ability to sudo) and they
> agreed
> > to provide it:
>         Can you ssh *out* from one of the unix boxes ? If so you can tunnel
> the rest through the ssh connection.

The block ALL outgoing ports except 25 even between the VM's on the same
host.   This even if you are using their manaditory VPN access to get to
the web portal in the first place (i.e. they even block 10.XXX.XXX.0/24

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org

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