[Novalug] Verizon Residential FIOS Service
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Sun Sep 12 11:38:16 EDT 2010
On 8/30/2010 8:30 PM, Jay Hart wrote:
> Good evening list:
> Need some info:
> 1. I assume using FIOS service (or any internet service really) it is possible
> to redirect smtp traffic to a port other then 25 and still receive email? The
> MX record would point to port 587 or some other port to continue to receive
> email? Anyone doing this?
As Alexy pointed out, MX records only specify HOSTS, not PORTS. I
expected more people to catch this.
But you should really rethink whether or not you want to run your own
Mail server. You Don't, unless all you do is
forward to and from the ISP mailer. You can use standard SMTP on the way
out, and Fetchmail on the way in.
However, your ISP is unlikely to recognize mail to your own Private
domain, so you may need to find someone
else (work?) to host it for you.
> 2. Is it possible to keep Verizon from cutting the copper line to the house.
> Did anyone manage to get this in the contract? How do you test to see if this
Cutting, or Digging Up?
When I had Comcast install their VOIP, they simply removed the copper
wires from the Demark.
I would mention "leave the copper alone" to everyone one I talked to
along the way.
> 3. Does anyone have residential FIOS service with a static IP? They said they
> can do this, I want to see if this is possible?
Two words: Business Class. However, even with a "Dynamic IP" you may
find that your address never changes, and even if it does, they may give
you a Static Name. Hmmm, I was going to use myself as an example but now
my name is c-69-138-73-18.hsd1.md.comcast.net with the obvious address,
and it has changes, because I remember a .91. in there someplace. But
if you DO find a static name, then all you need is a CNAME from some
more desirable name.
In any case, DynDNS should work.
> 4. I assume a hardwire connection is possible with their FIOS unit? Does it
> play nice with Open Source OSes?
AFAIK, all of them do. HOWEVER, you may need a copy of Windows for the
Setup and Verification procedure.
> Basically, its FIOS, Verizon DSL, or cable service. No third party companies
> cna provide service to my house.
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