moving from Verizon DSL to Verizon FIOS

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Tue Mar 25 12:57:48 UTC 2008

Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> The speed is very good, the price is too and the network is super stable. 
>> What more can I ask for?
> The freedom to use it.

You get what you pay for.

>> One thing Verizon does though is block the incoming http traffic, which 
>> means you can't run an http server on your machine and have people read 
>> your blog, say. First I thought they only block ports 80 and/or 8080, so 
>> I tried running httpd on a different, obscure port. No go. They ain't 
>> stooped. They block the http packets regardless of the destination port. 
>> The only way to beat that is through an ssh tunnel. 
> I can't see how the service is outstanding when they are blocking ports.
> Is that something you have to pay extra to have them stop, or can you
> tell them you know what you are doing and don't need to be protected from
> having your machines added to a botnet?

They have business services too and these rates also look pretty good:
They aren't in my area so I don't have the service, but I'd guess that 
even with the home/dynamic IP version they probably provide some hosted 
web space like Comcast does so you don't need to run a server from home. 
   If not, there are plenty of places that will host a blog.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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