[kwlug-disc] Long distance providers

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Apr 28 22:30:53 EDT 2010


Bob Jonkman wrote, On 04/28/2010 8:27 PM:
> On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 at 14:35, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote 
> about Re: [kwlug-disc] Long distance providers:
>> Don't know if I can receive anything on 25, but I doubt it. Anyone 
>> tested this on Rogers Internet (residential), for running one's own 
>> mail server?
> 
> Yes, at least five years ago.  While you could receive on port 25 it is 
> clearly against Rogers' terms of service.  And their blocking of 
> outbound port 25 was the reason for switching to Teksavvy.

Agreed re: terms of service, but if they don't whine, and they don't 
with minimal use - I can't speak to smtp, but I can for ssh (& 
tunnelling) - if it works, go with it.

Remembered just now that I can test this via ssh out to sdf then ssh 
back in. Works fine on 22, 80, zip on 25.

So, can't go anywhere except Rogers on 25, and nothing can come in on it.

Since I'll never have an outside machine (for purposes of this 
discussion), I ultimately have no choice but a non-Rogers provider. 
And, since I can't get decent service over the bell copper, I have no 
choice but to use Rogers as a provider. The very model of a modern 
major catch 22.



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