Multiple issues with the NVG599
I have multiple issues with my NVG599. I run static IP from home. I also am a software developer with many years of experience. I have more than a basic knowledge of networking and run my own servers and domain from home.
The first issue is finding a manual for the NVG599. A Google search only shows manuals for the NVG589.
The second issue is there a way to access the command line interface to the 599? You can for the 589. I tried to telnet and it just hung. I also tried to telnet to port 22 to see if ssh was running with the same result.
The biggest issue is that I have attacks being done on various ports (most of them NTP) from remote systems. I tried to set up a packet filter to block the incoming packets and it did not work. So after talking to support and to ConnectTech support I get told that since I am running static IP packet filtering is disabled. I certainly do not understand the logic behind this. I was told the only solution to packet filtering is to get my own router and put it between the 599 and my local network.
Why would packet filtering be disabled? When I talked to the supervisor he told me the 599 is not an advanced device. Well going by the menus I disagree.
I am not very happy about this. I have been a DSL / U-Verse customer for over fifteen years. And I certainly do not expect the 599 to have important features like packet filtering disabled.
And that now leads me to another question; is there a way to get the attacking packets blocked by AT&T before it reaches my RG? It would certainly save on my bandwidth.
Thanks in advance.