novalugml at jgcomp.com
Thu Dec 18 11:54:23 EST 2008
On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:37:05AM -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
> >> 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 port
> >> > filtering", the second they put me on hold or ask me what that means, I
> >> hang
> >> > up.
> > 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.
If Verizon/FIOS was blocking traffic on port 25 I wouldn't be
reading your message as I run my own mailserver and haven't
used my ISP's mail server for over a decade.
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
12027 Creekbend Drive (703) 787-0884
Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
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