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Autoturn and port 113

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Autoturn and port 113

I just wondered...

Every hour I finger postmaster@autoturn.plus.net at 15 minutes past - but, while checking my routers firewall logs because of the current high level of activity I noticed these sorts of entry:
2004-04-12 10:15:07 Blocked prot=6, 212.159.3.9:40498 > myIP:113, S Seq=-706070758, Ack=0 -Default Defense
2004-04-12 10:15:10 Blocked prot=6, 212.159.3.9:40498 > myIP:113, S Seq=-706070758, Ack=0 -Default Defense
2004-04-12 10:15:16 Blocked prot=6, 212.159.3.9:40498 > myIP:113, S Seq=-706070758, Ack=0 -Default Defense
2004-04-12 10:15:28 Blocked prot=6, 212.159.3.9:40498 > myIP:113, S Seq=-706070758, Ack=0 -Default Defense

So, what is this all about? Everything works fine and my mail gets delivered, so it obviously isn't important...
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csogilvie
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Posts: 5,852
Registered: 04-04-2007

Autoturn and port 113

113 is the port used by Ident which "originates from UNIX machines, where it is used to discover the account name that the user logged in with" - quite why autoturn uses ti though, I have no idea