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    Port Blocking....

    This is a discussion on Port Blocking.... within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I am trying to set up a reading from a news server, which is giganews. I have tried to set ...

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      Port Blocking....

      I am trying to set up a reading from a news server, which is giganews. I have tried to set it up, but I'm having problems with it. According to giganews, they say that I need to find out if there is a secure ssl connection open both ways to port 563.

      I contacted sky, and both level one and two had no idea what I was talking about, even though I read out the e-mail sent to me from giganews, explaining what they were asking. Level 2 tech told me there was no way they could check, as they didnt have the programs to do so, I had to contact microsoft, to get the problem sorted, even when I told them that giganews stated that some isp's block port 563.

      Any idea how I can find out if sky block port 563, and if they do, is there any way I can get it unblocked so i can connect to giganews.

      Thanks for your help.

      John.


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      Re: Port Blocking....

      Quote Originally Posted by jakewc2 View Post
      Any idea how I can find out if sky block port 563
      They don't - if they did then you could use 443 instead.

      Not sure why you feel the need to run a secure Giganews connection (NNTP over SSL) as Sky don't throttle LLU connections but I suspect the problem is that your firewall is blocking it or some similar problem i.e. nothing to do with Sky
      Last edited by Saturday; 25-07-08 at 09:45 PM.

     

     

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