The bottom line is that a VPN could work, but Comcast can also block it.
They don't mind if their subscribers occasionally use a VPN client to
check email from home, for online banking, etc. They don't want permanent
VPN connection to outside resources. That's what Comcast@Home Pro is for,
which is what the FAQ posted previously refers to. For more info, see the
article below or just google "comcast vpn"
from current comcast support site:
FAQs : Connection : Troubleshooting
Can I use a VPN connection on the Comcast High-Speed Internet Service?
Yes, you can utilize a VPN connection as a residential customer on the
Comcast High-Speed Internet Network. However, it is important to note that
Comcast Customer Care cannot provide technical support for your VPN
connection. For help setting up, using or troubleshooting your VPN
connection, please contact your company's IT department or VPN provider.
If you are able to browse web pages, send and receive your Comcast.net
E-Mail, but are unable to use your VPN, the problem is not with your
Comcast High-Speed Internet connection. Please contact your VPN provider
On Sat, 21 Feb 2004, mylist(a)gmx.net wrote:
> Unfortunately, Comcast has another restriction for residential customers
> on their networks - no VPNs! :-(
> > I am planning on running a Virtual Private Network from my Fedora
> > firewall out to a UML virtual colo (running RH9) at another site.
> > That site will be the place I present services to the world;
> > httpd, ssh, sftp, smtp. This is to comply with the "no servers"
> > and dynamic ip restrictions on my Comcast connection to the net;
> > if my firewall always drives an outbound connection to the
> > colocation site, I am not worried about changes of ip address,
> > and I am not opening any inbound ports.
> > There are a number of options for the VPN - the most attractive
> > are cipe ( http://sites.inka.de/sites/bigred/devel/cipe.html
> > and FreeSwan ( http://www.freeswan.org/
), though I am told that
> > one can do all this through an ssh tunnel. I would rather have
> > simple and secure than super-duper; I have plenty of bandwidth,
> > and will send outbound http and smtp from the firewall, so the
> > main bandwidth user will be incoming spam/b/b/b/b mail.
> > Anyone have some experiences to share about setting up VPN? Is
> > there anything about either cipe or FreeSwan that is likely to
> > break with FC1 or FC2?
> > Keith
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