DALnet Open Proxy Monitors
DALnet scans all connecting users to make sure they are not connecting from exploited hosts, such as open proxies, trojans etc. Users connecting from these hosts are responsible for the vast majority of the spam on DALnet, which is annoying and potentially dangerous.|
You will receive the following notice when connecting:
*** Notice -- This server runs an open proxy monitor to prevent abuse.
*** Notice -- If you see connections on various ports from [scanner host]
*** Notice -- please disregard them, as they are the monitor in action.
*** Notice -- For more information please visit http://kline.dal.net/proxy/
By remaining connected to DALnet you are giving tacit authorization
for DALnet to scan your computer to ensure it is not exploited. If
you do not wished to be scanned, you are free to disconnect.
DALnet currently scans at least the following ports:
- 23 (open wingate / cisco)
- 1080 (socks)
- 80 (http proxy, mini-oblivion virus)
- 81 (http proxy)
- 3128 (squid [http] proxy)
- 8080 (http proxy)
- 8081 (http proxy)
If you have any questions, please contact our Exploits Prevention Team.
Thanks for flying DALnet!
Tip of the day
If you have more than one nickname, you can use the /MemoServ FORWARD command to forward memos to your primary nickname