Had my first encounter with Bogons while setting up <a href="http://wordpress .org”>WordPress.

Installing WordPress was fairly easy but I couldn’t work out why the server could only be seen from certain parts of the network. Luckily David managed to put me straight. It turned out that lots of UK ADSL networks were getting blocked by some over-zealous bogon checking on the firewall. Bogons are basically ‘bogus’ network addresses, addresses that are not supposed to be valid. The problem with blocking bogons is that new internet addresses are constantly being allocated, so addresses that are bogus at one point become valid later.

One Response to “Bogons”

  1. JD says:

    Hi, just leaving a comment to look at your comments rss feed.

    How are you?

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