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In order to increase security for our users and prevent illegal IRC activities such as spam and floods from spreading, ChatNet runs the blitzed open proxy monitor (BOPM) service. When a client connects to a ChatNet server, BOPM scans the client for open proxies and determines whether they are really open by using them to connect back to the server. Abused proxies are submitted to a open proxies database (DNSBL) maintained by the Blitzed IRC Network while a temporary or permanent (depending on the BOPM configuration) K-line is added for the client's host on the server. If you find yourself K-lined for using an open proxy, re-configure your proxy consulting the instructions and links provided in this page and visit the BOPM DNS blacklist to remove your host from the database.

 
Proxy configuration and links
 
• SOCKS
Users running unix socks 4 or socks 5 should check their ACL.
Configuration information
Information and upgrades: http://www.winproxy.com/
Sygate information: http://www.sygate.com/
 
• Wingate
Latest version: http://www.deerfield.com/support/wingate/kb/index.htm?a=1314
Detailed help: http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/secureproxy.htm
 
• Squid
Detailed help: http://www.documents.cyberabuse.org/?page=vulnerabilities&doc=1
 
• Cisco
Using a insecure password by default, these routers allow easy telnet access to be gained through the router. It's recommded that you change the password to something more secure.
 
• HTTP connect
Configuration and information: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/150227
 
• HTTP post
WinRoute help: www.kerio.com
CacheFlow help: http://www.documents.cyberabuse.org/?page=vulnerabilities&doc=2
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