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Security Scanning and Proxy Check
Please not this only applies to if you have been getting connections on multiple ports from SecurityScan.EnterTheGame.com. If you are getting multiple hits from the aabove address to different pages of your website please refer to URL Scanning and Detection on the security menu.

The automated scans by SecurityScan.EnterTheGame.com are completely normal and are required for you to connect to the EnterTheGame IRC network. Please do not be alarmed if you notice connections with your firewall, logs, or otherwise.

EnterTheGame is an IRC Gaming Network provided by gamers for gamers. We are providing a free service for you to use and enjoy. This type of scanning is common among many IRC networks. For additional information, please see: Security.EnterTheGame.com

These scans help prevent abusive individuals from using these insecure connects to abuse the ETG network, our user communities, or our users themselves. The scanning is done to help alleviate abuse by these insecure connects and is authorized when you connect to our network as per the ETG MOTD and this page of the ETG website. We will do everything in our power to help protect the ETG network, our communities, and most of all our users.

When you connect to the ETG IRC network, we scan your connect for commonly known open virus ports, and insecure publicly accessable proxies on at least but not limited to ports: 23, 80, 1080, 3128, 8080, and SOCKS. If you are using a connect that is secure, you will connect to the EnterTheGame IRC network and we hope that you enjoy your stay with us. If you are using a connect that is insecure, you will be G-Lined/banned from the network. If this occurs, please see the section below labeled: Proxy G-Lines/Network Bans.

If you do not wish to be scanned, you will not be able to connect to the EnterTheGame IRC network. You do not have to connect here if you do not wish to follow our policies, procedures, and rules. You may disconnect at anytime you desire, although we would rather help you secure your connect and have the pleasure of allowing you to enjoy our wonderful network, communities, and users.

Operation and Detection

Our Security server will check its database of known clean connections. If you¹ve connected on a clean (secure) connect before, you will have a "lease" in the database. These are good for a specified period of time from the initial connect. If Security detects a connect that it has not scanned before or detects a potentially unsecured connect, it will attempt to connect directly to you and scan in order to make sure you¹re not operating off an unlimited Wingate or an unsecured proxy, web cache, NAT, or bounce. Security will check multiple ports on your machine ¬ port 23 (telnet port, checks for a Wingate telnet bounce) and port 1080 (socks/Wingate port) for an unsecured SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 proxy. If it finds a Wingate telnet bounce on port 23 or if it finds an unsecured SOCKS Proxy, you will be killed for an unsecured connect. It will also check a couple other various ports that known proxies and viruses use.
Last Updated: 5/13/2005
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