NTL "broadband" connection

Duncan Barclay dmlb at dmlb.org
Mon Jun 2 15:48:07 BST 2003


> NTL claim that they block access to port 80 and port
> 21, but I see an awful lot of http requests hitting my
> firewall so I suspect that may be untrue... as for
> passwords for incoming connections, as far as I can
> tell the STB/modem/whatever is entirely transparent...

According to the user agreement, servers are allowed as long as
access is restricted by some means, e.g. a password. Have a look
at http://www.ntlworld.com/legals/user-policy.htm section 17.
Webservers are fine as long as you don't get too many hits.

 
> --- Steve Purkis <steve at twistedfish.net> wrote: >
> Thanks...
> > 
> > Don't understand the bit about password for incoming
> > connections??? Sounds a bit disturbing - at the
> > moment I have Apache running & SSH/FTP - surely I
> > can run these OK???
> > 
> > On Mon, 2 Jun 2003 12:43:02 +0100
> > "Duncan Barclay" <dmlb at dmlb.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > I've had mine for a couple of years and ended up
> > buying the modem with
> > > Ethernet.
> > > 
> > > The system is reasonably good. Essentially fixed
> > IP address - it only
> > > changes
> > > if the PC MAC address changes or they change
> > hardware. In the past two years
> > > it has
> > > happened twice. Incoming connections allowed as
> > long as there is a password.
> > > 
> > > Bad things. A year or so ago, one of their routers
> > in Cambridge lost exactly
> > > 50% of
> > > the packets. It would come and go, but has been
> > okay for ages now.
> > > 
> > > Customer service isn't. But problems seem to get
> > fixed within few hours, so
> > > I just go back to watching porn off of old
> > fashioned rusty plastic...
> > > 
> > 
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