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Re: Mediacom

J Kelly (jkelly@*
Tue, 05 Jul 2005 19:51:45 -0500

Maybe. I've heard (from a reliable source in the corporate office)
that it various from time to time and place to place which
ports/services are blocked.

They DO specifically forbid servers on residential packages in their
TOS and they DO terminate anyone's account that is caught running a
server. My understanding that the termination is final and there is
no second chance. That said, I've run services on all those ports at
some point and it worked, and most recently on port 22 (SSH). The
last time I tried 20 and 21 I couldn't make it work, whether it was a
firewall problem or Mediacom blocking the ports, I'm not sure, I
didn't spend any time trying to troubleshoot the problem since it was
just a quick temporary thing I was trying to run.

My advice is to use a real host rather than try to host on a mediacom
account. The upload speed is pitifully slow anyway. I moved my
servers to real hosts almost 3 years ago, about three months after
switching from a municipal broadband system (who also forbids servers
but made an exception for me) to Mediacom. My host costs me less than
$5 a month and gives 5GB of space. It is pretty reliable and has
loads of bandwidth.

On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 03:03:13 GMT, Fred Atkinson
<> wrote:

> Does anyone know if Mediacom blocks ports 80, 20, 21, 23, 25,
> and/or other signficant ports?

> Fred Atkinson

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