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IP reputation attacks broke my port forward

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IP reputation attacks broke my port forward

I use a port forward to be able to SSH into a Linux box on my LAN. This has worked fine since the issue related to IPv6, but all the sudden after getting the advanced security upgrade, it's now blocking the SSH connections to port 22.

When I go to "fix" the IP reputation attacks, it tells me to disable the port forward. That is NOT a solution. Why allow port forwards if you're just going to flag connections on those ports and then deny connections, it's ridiculous.

How can opt out of / remove advanced security from my account and get back to working order?

Thank you.

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Re: IP reputation attacks broke my port forward

jkcarrol -- Typically, IP Reputation Threats occur through open ports on a device connected to your home network. The goal of the attack is to gain access to a device, for example to obtain personal information and/or compromise your devices. To keep your network safe, Advanced Security automatically blocks access attempts from known malicious sources. While open ports are needed for certain apps and features to run properly, we recommend reviewing open ports on a regular basis and deleting those which don't need to be open.

 

With regard to your question about opting out/removing Advanced Security --

You can disable the Advanced Security feature in xFi by navigating to More and selecting My Services. From here, select Disable under xFi Advanced Security and follow the on screen prompts.  Once disabled, you will lose 24/7 threat monitoring and real-time reporting on your home network.

If you have disabled the Advanced Security feature, you can re-enable it by navigating to More and selecting My Services. From here, select Enable under xFi Advanced Security and follow the on screen prompts.


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Re: IP reputation attacks broke my port forward

Thank you!