Additional Security For Broadband Connection

baudhayan

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Oct 20, 2005
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Please see this mail below from Broadband Admin Support, MTNL Mumbai:-

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Dear Broadband Customer,

To further improve the security of Broadband connection, MTNL has introduced an additional level of verification in the Broadband Network. The "Port Binding" feature provides additional security and is executed automatically during the connection establishment phase. This feature BINDS the Broadband Account "Username" to a particular Broadband port in the Exchange which will result in usage of your account only from your location.

As an example case, if the Username is "24294444" and this telephone line is connected to Broadband Port No. 12 at MTNL exchange then with the "Port Binding Feature" enabled, Username "24294444" shall be able to connect only from Port 12, i.e. the Username gets binded to the port. This Username shall not work from any other Broadband Port which shall avoid any misuse of Broadband Connection from other location.

This is in addition to the basic password* security available and this feature is being introduced progressively for all the users. After "Port Binding" is enabled for a particular "Username" the same "Username" shall not work from any other Broadband connection of MTNL.

For further details and clarifications please e-mail to macid@mtnl.net.in.

* Please keep changing your passwords at regular intervals. For password changing procedure please use the following link http://register.mtnl.net.in/changepassword.html.

Broadband Admin Support
MTNL Mumbai.

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So now gradually forget using some else's TriBand account from your home & believe me it is perfectly working.
 

GSV13

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Hope it doesn't come in delhi soon.
 


aniketvb

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Well thats definitely bad news for Triband NU ppl.But there could be a positive side to it also...they might be planning to introduce Unlimited plans and taken this step as a measure to prevent misuse of unlimited connections!
 

Lokesh

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but what if some prob. with port occurs? user cannot use net till rectify the prob.?
 

cyberwiz

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U call them up and get the port reset.Hope they sleep over this and take ages to introduce it..just like they do with new plans.This could threaten GH too..
 

GSV13

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This happened becoz they might had noticed high traffic load due to GH. Which mostly happen in mumbai thus only introduced only in mumbai and port binding would never be introduced in delhi.(finger crossed)Also did anyone confirmed it with CC aunties.