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Re: Pen testing / Vuln Assessment from Cable Modem - question on service provider selection
From: "Morgan Reed" <morgan.s.reed () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 14:17:32 +1000

On 6/20/07, Tommy May <tommymay () comcast net> wrote:
Issue - A standard nessus scan or nmap will choke my service from a standard home based cable modem service.

You will not likely find anybody who will be willing to allow this.

I need to have a solid provider that is "used to dealing with pen-test like customer businesses"... is there someone that you all may 
be able to recommend that won't cost an arm and a leg and will meet the requirements? (i.e. one that's home based, allows it to 
happen, has pen-testing customers. and doesn't cost any more than 100.00 a month).

I highly doubt you will find one.

Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

My best suggestion would be to find a permissive shell account or get
a co-lo server with it's own connection and use that (I have a root
shell on a tier 2 system that I use for these activities).

You're unlikely to find any ISP who will do this for you so your best
bet is to go up a tier or two and get an unrestricted connection
attached to a remote server, you'll still have to read the contracts
carefully though.


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