Casey Bralla on 5 Aug 2009 01:53:16 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Hosting on compast

I don;'t remember the details, but I know they filtered web access and eMail 
access so I couldn't run either server unless I chose a nonstandard port.

On Wednesday August 05, 2009 4:36:27 am wrote:
> Casey..
> In what area did you notice this behavior of port blocking?
> This message was sent from my Treo® wireless handheld device.

> Comcast used to not filter, but they started filtering some time last year.
> Some people claim there was a pattern to which IPs they filtered and which
> they ignored, although I was not able to confirm that.
> I ended up biting the bullet and getting a dynamic business IP, which has
> been stable enough (only changed once in the last 4 years, unless you
> change NICs).
> BTW, fios was less supportive of running a server.  They filtered most
> ports unless you purchased the static IP.
> Check out comcast with a dynamic IP.  It will most likely be stable enough.
> (although you only get 1 IP, but that has been enough for me.)
> On Tuesday August 04, 2009 11:49:53 am Matthew Berlin wrote:
> > I have my personal http, ftp, and mysql server set up and ready to go.
> > Comcat blocks all relevant ports.  I would love to host this all myself,
> > but do not want to pay the additional $50/month comcast charges for a
> > business account (static IP and unblocked 80, 22, etc.).
> >
> > Is there another ISP in the Westchester/Philly area that has this
> > included with basic service, or at least less than an additional $50?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,


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