oscar at oscarm.org
Thu Dec 18 10:47:40 EST 2008
you should dig into the wireless security settings some more, I'm using WPA
with my FIOS router. Its confusing because the basic wireless settings will
let you set up WEP, but WPA i believe is buried under advanced settings or
some label like that.
On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Bud Roth <junk at taiotoshi.org> wrote:
> My experience over the past five years has been 4 years with Cox and a
> recent switch to FIOS.
> Cox dropped connectivity every Sunday for less than hour, but it
> happened like clockwork. Cox blocked ports 80 and 25, but not 10025 and
> made running servers a violation of the TOS. Whatever its language,
> they didn't enforce the TOS against me. Cox was blazing fast at first,
> but I noticed slower speeds towards the last year...Perhaps due to more
> neighbors switching over?
> FIOS doesn't block any ports for my home user account. (I thought it
> was blocking 25, but the problem turned out to be that before my initial
> postfix configuration was finished, the server tried to send out a slew
> of emails to my mail/web ISP (webhostingbuzz) and webhostingbuzz had
> (rightly) denied my IP address smtp services for a short period of
> FIOS comes with its own wireless/wired router/firewall. Port forwarding
> and DMZ configuration options are at your command. The unit runs linux
> and you can telnet over ssl into it. That's kinda cool. FIOS wireless
> is WEP, not WPA, so I don't use it. FIOS Connectivity (up) time is
> virtually 100%. I've experienced no down times that I know of.
> Customer service-wise, COX is convoluted, but reachable. FIOS is
> convoluted and sometimes reachable, sometimes completely brain dead.
> I've spent 2+ hours trying to find the right Verizon person on
> relatively simple matters.
> It is worth noting that breaching the terms of a contract is not
> automatically a violation of the law. Breaching the TOS might result in
> losing service, but you can always sign up with someone else. Of
> course, the service provider will try to gouge you for any termination
> penalties in your contract. From what I can tell, though, the ISPs
> aren't scanning customers looking for servers. They respond to
> bandwidth hogs and nefarious behavior (including bittorrent servers
> serving copyrighted works). I never fit either profile and never had
> problems with either Cox or FIOS.
> On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 09:47 -0500, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 09:09:27AM -0500, greg pryzby wrote:
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> > > Jay Hart wrote:
> > > > <snip>
> > > >
> > > > Yea, I get calls from time to time from Verizon about switching to
> FIOS. As
> > > > soon as I realize its a call about FIOS, I immediately ask "Do you do
> > > > filtering", the second they put me on hold or ask me what that means,
> I hang
> > > > up.
> > >
> > > depending on the port you are using, you MAYBE in violation of Terms of
> > > Service.
> > >
> > > you can get every port you want IF you purchase business (my
> > > understanding) and that is true for any ISP. If you are a home user,
> > > pay home user prices, most ISPs do not allow http and other ports in.
> > >
> > Back in NJ with ComCast cable broadband I occasionally would
> > put up a webserver for extended family activities.
> > When I moved here a year ago and got FIOS, I looked through their
> > pretty long TOS to see what activities were specifically denied.
> > It didn't seem to me (IANAL) that things like webservers or
> > mail servers etc. were specifically denied. Instead the TOS
> > was written in terms of "adversely affect" or "significantly
> > impact" the verizon network.
> > Port filtering doesn't seem to match the very reasonable TOS.
> > jl
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