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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Jul 9 20:54:59 UTC 2010

On Friday, July 09, 2010 02:31:25 pm Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:
> > Brian Wood wrote:
> >> Port 25 is often blocked by ISPs in order to make your machine(s)
> >> unattractive to spammers who might compromise you. If
> >> they can't send out spam from your connection, there is less reason to
> >> target you.
> > 
> > More accurately, if outbound connections to port 25 are blocked, then
> > outbound spam will fail - so any ISP with a view to being a good netizen
> > should be blocking it by default.
> Comcast is blocking port 25 inbound, not outbound.  I was flagged for
> abuse for receiving email, not sending it.

That's odd, my ISP blocks port 25 outbound on residential accounts. They don't block it inbound, but if you are accepting 
connections on port 25 then you are running a "server", in violation of the TOS.

But you can get a "business" account for not all that much more than a residential one, and you get a static IP and better 
outbound speed as well as no blocked ports and no TOS restrictions on servers.

Not great, but on the list of things to get upset about, it's nowhere the top.

You have to decide what ditch you are willing to die in.

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