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ECC port 5060?

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maltfield
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ECC port 5060?

Postby maltfield » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:38 pm

Hi,

Why do your ecc servers listen on port 5060 instead of 443?

I was just on a network the other day that had a very strict outgoing port whitelist. They only allowed traffic out on ports 21, 53, 80, 143, 443, 465, 587, 993, 1935, and 4070. Everything else was just dropped before it reached the Internet.

* https://tech.michaelaltfield.net/2018/0 ... tquiz-net/

In the network described above, I would have been effectively banned from cs's ecc servers. Indeed, many networks permit 5060 out, but I think we can all agree that far, far more would allow 443 out.

I imagine that's why the other cs configs use 443, which I've always appreciated.

* https://github.com/cryptostorm/cryptost ... vpn#L7-L10

So why did you change to 5060 for the ecc configs? Is there any reason they can't change to use 443?

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Re: ECC port 5060?

Postby parityboy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:22 pm

@maltfield

The non-ECC instances are already running on UDP/443 which helps to support clients which do not or cannot have the latest version of OpenVPN installed. Additionally, I do not know if OpenVPN can auto-negotiate between ECC and non-ECC ciphers.

Perhaps it can't?


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