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Re: Comcast permanent block on port 25

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 6:53 AM, tom <tfreeman intel digichem net> wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Dec 2008, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 16:00:29 -0600,
>>  Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
>>> The low cost residential account comes with terms that say you won't run
>>> servers on it.  If you aren't running a server, it doesn't matter much
>>> if they block port 25 or not.
>> Except whether or not you run a "server" has little to do with how much
>> it costs them to provide that service. And this there was actual
>> competition,
>> that wouldn't be able to get away with that artificial market
>> segmentation.
> Sorry to chime in late. But...
> I agree with your point, and find our mutual position pointless. You enter
> into an agreement with the isp. Live up to your end of the agreement.

Also late...

Port 25 in and out may be negotiated in some areas...
The default in my area was to block it but a polite call to SBC
unblocked it for me.
I still had issues at the other end as my reverse DNS was known home DHCP
class sites and I had to use them as a 'smart' host.

HTTP is more interesting... as it can be a business but without a
fixed IP address
dynamic DNS is seen as wonky  ... However a personal site with limited
traffic can also serve students homework.  But it need not be on port 80.

Look into various hosting or co-location solutions.... some are much
less expensive than
good bandwidth to the home.

I recently moved and the home network solution here sux and is
expensive.  Time for
me to write a note to my state regulators.

        T o m   M i t c h e l l

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