[clug-talk] Did shaw shut down external ports?
sgrover at open2space.com
Tue Jun 19 17:58:01 PDT 2007
Just one note of clarification here...
Your arguments are primarily directed at those running servers on their
residential lines. However a number of the folks who have responded are
on business connections (to the Internet - to avoid any confusion.. :).
If one were running a server on a residential service where personal
servers are not expected (though they are tolerated to some degree),
then yes, you need to jump through the hoops to make this work.
However, those of us who pay for business service - where running our
own servers are the norm - then being forced to use a smarthost via
Shaw's mail server, or jump through such hoops should not be tolerated.
Afterall, we have paid for the right to run our own servers and take
responsibility for them.
This is a little off topic as the general mail server discussion is
still applicable (and I'm learning a few things), but my point still
Kevin Anderson wrote:
> Reliability is a different issue than being asked to use a server. One
> that should be complained about if it isn't stellar. Having said that,
> this does not affect Business Class services, so if you're running your
> own Mail, NNTP, HTTP, DNS, etc, perhaps you aren't really choosing
> what's best for yourself anyway.
> If you care about TLS, and encryption, you likely aren't affected,
> because you won't be using port 25 anyway. You'll be using secure SMTP,
> or connecting via VPN, or whatever else.
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