Kyle Winfree on 15 Apr 2009 20:36:38 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Update: Verizon FiOS

I've been using fios for almost two years, and haven't yet had an issue 
where I lost my NAT and forwarding rules.  Granted though, I can't say 
that I've done any firmware upgrades or that verizon has either (even if 
they do say that do all sorts of management remotely).

JP Vossen wrote:
>  > Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:26:32 -0400
>  > From: Eric <>
>  >
>  > Tuesday I dug around in the Actiontec menus and viola... there is a
>  > DMZ option! I configured the Linux firewall to have a static IP of
>  > and connected it to the LAN I/F of the Actiontec router.
>  > On the router I told it to put that IP in the DMZ.
>  >
>  > It works! I can ssh into it from the outside which is Very Nice  :-)
> Does anyone know if firmware updates affect that?  Even if normal 
> updates don't, I'm never trilled giving someone else that much control 
> over my network.
> I started to write the bit below about it, then remembered that it was 
> my Vonage box, not my FiOS box, that had/has this problem...  I solved 
> it by sticking Vonage on its own DMZ instead of in-line with the gateway 
> like they "recommend."
> <start obsolete stuff, for reference>
> I seem to recall something about if the [wrong device here] got a 
> firmware update, anything you customized would be gone.  Even if true 
> you may not care too much, since you can keep a record of what you did, 
> or possibly a config backup.  The show stopper for me was if they did 
> that while I was traveling, nuked my port-forward, and locked me out of 
> remote access to my LAN.
> </end obsolete stuff, for reference>
> Something to think about just in case...
> JP
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