[mythtv-users] Comcast vs. FIOS, ease of mythtv integration?

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Jul 9 18:42:45 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 14:26 -0400, Eric Sharkey wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Jeff Artz <jeffa.myth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >   I haven't done a port scan or setup any additional services, but the fact
>> > that port 80 is no longer blocked is encouraging to me...
>> I have port 80 open on Comcast now, but they are/were blocking port
>> 25, which I had been happily using for years before they cut me off.
> I believe you will find that the terms of residential service explicitly
> prohibit running servers. At least they do here in Colorado. I
> investigated this before and found out that in order to run servers, you
> have to sign up for a "business" package that includes 25 static IP's
> and costs $300/month. It was cheaper to rent a VPS (virtual private
> server) and run my servers there instead of at the house. Turns out that
> has other advantages; my provider's network is a lot more reliable than
> Comcrap and their servers are more reliable than my
> desktop-PC-as-server.

$300/mo? Ouch. I have a business fios package w/5 static ip for $105/mo.

(Oh, just remembered, its actually 25/25 now, not 20/20, was 20/5,
just got upgraded to 25/25 a few months ago, cost me a grand total of
$5/mo more).

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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