Telkom Unrestricted APN - Questions

sicelo.m

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So today I found out that by default we have unrestricted APN (Yes, didn't know this all along). All good, as I sometimes want to access my phone remotely (it runs an SSH server 24/7) which I have already tested successfully.

However, I am also wondering if:
  • Having the unrestricted APN does not cause battery depletion for example on phones? We know Chinese IPs love to scan random IP addresses all over the world, and that's obviously going to be some sort of 'wake-up' to the phone (whether it rejects the connection or not)
  • I get charged for incoming traffic? In the above example, would I be footing the bill for the unsolicited Chinese port scans?
  • anyone has found themselves victims of some remote exploits? Android users especially ... maybe those with older versions of Android and who have no viable upgrade path
  • anyone is using this feature in some 'cool' way on their phone/tablet? :)
 

sajunky

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1. In case of being under attack, battery will draw faster, but see comment.
2. Yes.
3. Not, but not using Android.
4. Lets others speak. :)

It is unrestricted, but you are still behind one-to-many firewall, due to the IPv4 address space restrictions. Therefore Telkom perhaps employ some DOS and spam traffic filtering, reducing your exposure.
 
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ginggs

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All good, as I sometimes want to access my phone remotely (it runs an SSH server 24/7) which I have already tested successfully.
I have also tested your SSH server and it works well! :D
 

sicelo.m

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I noticed that login attempt ginggs, haha ;)
Send me your private SSH key I'll add you with root access to the phone.
 
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