jhart at kevla.org
Thu Dec 18 11:37:05 EST 2008
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 09:09:27AM -0500, greg pryzby wrote:
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>> Jay Hart wrote:
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>> > Yea, I get calls from time to time from Verizon about switching to FIOS.
>> > soon as I realize its a call about FIOS, I immediately ask "Do you do port
>> > filtering", the second they put me on hold or ask me what that means, I
>> > up.
>> depending on the port you are using, you MAYBE in violation of Terms of
>> 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, and
>> 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.
Call them up and ask them which ports they would filter if you had FIOS
installed. I've had them tell me several different times (which is why I now
hang up on them) that they filter port 25.
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