[mythtv-users] Comcast to drop analog cable

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jun 24 23:50:43 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 24 June 2008 16:48:28 Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> AFA running servers, yes, my ISP says "no servers", but the salesman who
> sold me the account told me that small (non-commercial) servers would
> probably not be noticed.

Should have got him to put that in writing. I wouldn't want to depend on "not 
being noticed".

I think my ISP actually scans port 80 on residential accounts and sends 
nastygrams to offenders suggesting a business account.

> That was true right up until CODE RED and they blocked port 80 inbound,
> and the later blocked port 25 outbound.  While the former only prevents
> me from running a WWW server on the default port, they aren't blocking
> https yet (nor any http on any non-standard port).  And the latter only
> requires that I send all of my port 25 email out through them as well.
> They are not blocking any of the usual alternate ports for these services.

Obviously you could get mail out by going through another smtp server on an 
alternate port. Apple actually gives instructions for doing this if you want 
to go through Apple's mail server.

If the agreement you signed says "no servers", and you are running servers, 
you are on very thin ice as far as complaining about bad service.


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