smcmahon at usgs.gov
Thu Feb 17 17:36:03 EST 2005
What kind of ports does cox block and for what purposes are they use? Reason I
ask is I no someone with cox who has trouble with a vpn client.
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From: "Steve Holmes" <steve at holmesgrown.com>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: pine
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> I have always heard good things about them. I just wish I could get
> DSL in my neighborhood so I could hook up with them. I'm a Cognigen
> rep and we sell Speakeasy and I would love to use them but... I'm too
> far from my local central office so my line fails all DSL related loop
> tests! So for the time being, it's Cox Cable with their port blocking <sigh>.
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 11:56:21AM -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Others may disagree, but I cannot countenance any ISP blocking ports on
> > my account. I would regard this as a kind of denail of service and take
> > my money to an isp that didn't engage in such parental practices.
> > So, I will sing the praises of my isp, Speakeasy:
> > http://www.speakeasy.net. No blocking, outbound or in. National service,
> > dialup and DSL. Never a problem, in the years I've been a customer.
> > As a matter of fact, I usually forget I even have an isp, until I see
> > the charges in my monthly statement. That's my yardstick for judging an
> > isp.
> > Speakeasy doesn't care if you run a server--in fact they encourage you
> > to do it. Want to resell your broadband to your neighbors over wireless?
> > They encourage that too.
> > So, with posts such as we've had the last few days, I have to ask: Is
> > your isp cheating you?
> > Steve Holmes writes:
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> > > Speaking of port blockage, I know of at least three ISP's in my area
> > > that do this; more specifically, they intercept all traffic on port 25
> > > and if it isn't destined to their own mail server, it gets bounced
> > > back as undeliverable. They even include a specific message telling
> > > you that it must be sent through their MTA. Cox high speed internet,
> > > the only high speed internet provider in my immediate area does this.
> > > I have several linux and windows machines at my house on a LAN, they
> > > all route mail to my internal mail host which runx Exim and I have
> > > Exim configured to smart host all outgoing mail to Cox and it all
> > > works well so far. Cox blocks even more inbound ports - namely FTP,
> > > HTTP, Telnet and 25 SMTP. They don't seem to block ssh port 22 though:).
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