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    Does your ISP WATCH you


    I had trouble with my site and then discovered Verizon blocked port 80 to prevent customres from setting up webservers. My site worked when I redirected to port 1075 (as well as any other port). It worked and I had people from outsite my network view the site. Then an hour later it is down. Do you think Verizon detected this and shut down this port on me too??? I didnt change anything else.

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    I suppose it's possible. If your isp blocks port 80 it's probably because your contract with them prohibits you from running a web server on their connection.
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    Block more ports?


    Doug, Do you think they would keep blocking more and more ports as they find out I have traffic on them? Which port would you use to redirect traffic on? Maybe MSN messenger?
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    I don't know, ask them maybe? Or get an account that allows you to run a server.
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    Originally Posted by billyboy777
    Doug, Do you think they would keep blocking more and more ports as they find out I have traffic on them? Which port would you use to redirect traffic on? Maybe MSN messenger?
    [Past Experiance]
    If you do not have a Commercial Account with your ISP
    and you are running Commercial OP's on your connection.
    Your ISP are running a program that detect "Out-Bound" Traffic. ( Called Big Brother Caching Server ) they are able to tell if the outbound traffic is related to:
    Web Interface ( Running a Commercial Web Server )
    E-mail Traffic ( Send out a lot of e-mail )
    Media Traffic ( Running a Media Server )

    They will not touch your ports when "Mail" is envolved.
    As they see it has a communication, and they cannot touch
    Communication, it is illegal for them to do so.

    If they detect that you are infact running
    Web/FTP/Media Servers. Then yes they will continue to block all ports all the way down to your default ONLY ports.
    110|25 <-- Mail
    And the ports to allow you OUT
    8080 --> Outbound Only

    Be Carfull.
    They can also terminate your account, and if they really want to be a-holes about it, they can take you to court and make you pay for the used/abused bandwidth, and man power
    That is has taken to control your "Non-Commercial" Account.

    So basically, you are playing with fire, and will eventually get burned.

    carrzkiss

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