• Quiet?

    From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to All on Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:33:30
    Just checking this is getting out?

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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to Paul Hayton on Thursday, July 21, 2022 00:45:37
    Hi Paul,

    On 2022-07-21 10:33:30, you wrote to All:

    @MSGID: 3:770/100 98a080d8
    @TID: Mystic BBS 1.12 A47
    @TZUTC: 1200
    Just checking this is getting out?

    It is...

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (3:770/100) SEEN-BY: 103/705 124/5016 153/757 154/10 203/0 218/840 220/70 221/0 226/17 SEEN-BY: 240/5832 267/800 280/464 5003 5555 292/854 8125 301/1 310/31 SEEN-BY: 341/234 396/45 423/120 460/58 633/280 712/848 770/1 100 330 SEEN-BY: 770/340 772/210 220 230 2452/250
    @PATH: 770/100 1 280/464

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From Angel Ripoll@2:341/66 to Paul Hayton on Thursday, July 21, 2022 01:06:42
    Hola Paul!

    21 Jul 22 10:33, Paul Hayton dijo a All:

    @TID: Mystic BBS 1.12 A47
    @MSGID: 3:770/100 98a080d8
    @TZUTC: 1200
    Just checking this is getting out?

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (3:770/100) SEEN-BY: 103/705 124/5016 153/757 154/10 203/0 218/840 220/70 221/0 1 6 226/17
    SEEN-BY: 240/5832 267/800 280/464 5003 5555 292/854 8125 301/1 310/31 335/364
    SEEN-BY: 341/66 234 396/45 423/120 460/58 633/280 712/848 770/1 100 330 340
    SEEN-BY: 772/210 220 230 2452/250 4500/1 5019/40 5053/58
    @PATH: 770/100 1 280/464 5555 221/6

    Yes

    Un saludo,
    Angel Ripoll
    aripoll @ zruspas.org

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Wilfred van Velzen on Thursday, July 21, 2022 13:05:59
    On 21 Jul 2022 at 12:45a, Wilfred van Velzen pondered and said...

    Hi Paul,
    Just checking this is getting out?

    It is...

    Thanks, I've noticed a significant drop in traffic volume in this echo since mid May and was wondering if something had changed? i.e. systems no longer talking to each other etc.?

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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to Angel Ripoll on Thursday, July 21, 2022 13:06:34
    On 21 Jul 2022 at 01:06a, Angel Ripoll pondered and said...

    Hola Paul!

    Hi ;)

    @PATH: 770/100 1 280/464 5555 221/6

    Yes

    Many thanks Angel.

    Hope all is well with you :)

    Best, Paul

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  • From Jay Harris@1:229/664.2 to Paul Hayton on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 21:03:36
    *** Quoting Paul Hayton from a message to All ***

    @TID: Mystic BBS 1.12 A47
    @MSGID: 3:770/100 98a080d8
    @TZUTC: 1200
    @PATH 770/100 1 218/840 700 229/426 664
    Just checking this is getting out?

    -!- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/24 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (3:770/100)

    Yup yup, getting you here.


    Jay

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  • From Carlos Navarro@2:341/234 to Paul Hayton on Thursday, July 21, 2022 07:54:39
    21 Jul 2022 13:05, you wrote to Wilfred van Velzen:

    Thanks, I've noticed a significant drop in traffic volume in this echo since mid May and was wondering if something had changed? i.e. systems
    no longer talking to each other etc.?

    I have 11 messages from June in this echo. Do you?

    Carlos

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Paul Hayton on Thursday, July 21, 2022 09:01:44
    Hello Paul,

    Thanks, I've noticed a significant drop in traffic volume in this echo since mid May and was wondering if something had changed? i.e. systems no longer talking to each other etc.?

    Maybe you are not linked to the IC-echo, I recently posted "this":

    Z1 298
    Z2 528
    Z3 19
    Z4 23

    That's the count of unique sysop names in the nodelist. Remember. somewhere in the 90-ies we were over 36.000 and a pile of points beyond belief.

    And here's a different reality for zone-2.

    It is down to 230 sysop names if we don't consider R50.

    It is down to 152 sysop names if we don't consider R45 R46 R50, and then their home countries are even involved in an all-out war.

    The question is how many of these 152 are "live"? Let me guess .... 50? 60? There are bunches of people in the nodelist who just have a VPN somewhere and don't bother to watch it. There are people if I need to reach them I need to email them or try Messenger. You can netmail them, but nobody's home.

    This is the thing ... there's so much dead wood in the nodelist, the critical mass for a sustained survivability has evaporated, several echoes have already dried-up and came to a churning stop.

    That's the reality ... we are a dying breed and bless the simple of minds who believe there is growth again if a lost sysop from 25 years ago pops up for a moment.

    Take care,

    \%/@rd

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  • From Björn Wiberg@2:201/137 to Paul Hayton on Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:14:05
    Hello Paul!

    On 21 Jul 2022, Paul Hayton said the following...

    Just checking this is getting out?

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    Yep! Got you here! :)

    Best regards
    Björn

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  • From Wilfred van Velzen@2:280/464 to Paul Hayton on Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:51:57
    Hi Paul,

    On 2022-07-21 13:05:59, you wrote to me:

    Just checking this is getting out?

    It is...

    Thanks, I've noticed a significant drop in traffic volume in this echo since mid May and was wondering if something had changed? i.e. systems no longer talking to each other etc.?

    Nobody seems to want to hold an election anymore, so there is little to "discuss"... ;-)

    Bye, Wilfred.

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  • From Carlos Navarro@2:341/234.12 to Ward Dossche on Thursday, July 21, 2022 18:18:21
    There are bunches of people in the nodelist who just have a VPN somewhere

    You reminded me of something I wanted to ask here... Is it rather common to have fido nodes hosted in VPS nowadays? Any estimate?

    Carlos
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  • From Jay Harris@1:229/664.2 to Carlos Navarro on Thursday, July 21, 2022 16:29:34
    *** Quoting Carlos Navarro from a message to Ward Dossche ***

    You reminded me of something I wanted to ask here... Is it rather
    common to have fido nodes hosted in VPS nowadays? Any estimate?

    This Telegard system is hosted on a VPS currently, it's a point off of my Mystic board which is on a Pi in my basement.


    Jay

    ... The older you get, the more important is is not to act your age

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Paul Hayton on Friday, July 22, 2022 05:15:12
    Re: Quiet?
    By: Paul Hayton to All on Thu Jul 21 2022 10:33:30

    Just checking this is getting out?

    nope...


    )\/(ark
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  • From Carlos Navarro@2:341/234 to Jay Harris on Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:20:13
    21 Jul 2022 16:29, you wrote to me:

    This Telegard system is hosted on a VPS currently, it's a point off of
    my Mystic board which is on a Pi in my basement.

    Interesting setup.

    Carlos

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Carlos Navarro on Friday, July 22, 2022 08:03:00
    Carlos Navarro wrote to Ward Dossche <=-

    You reminded me of something I wanted to ask here... Is it rather
    common to have fido nodes hosted in VPS nowadays? Any estimate?

    I've run the BBS on a box in my house since 1991, and there's a level of comfort knowing it's right there. That being said, I've had a cheap VPS for some time that I've wanted to move the BBS to; If I migrate the BBS over to Linux I'd probably make the move - if anything, to get out of running
    servers on a home cable connection and being able to host mail directly instead of jumping through hoops to get past a port 25 block.


    ... Such a format will close the door.
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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Kurt Weiske on Saturday, July 23, 2022 23:14:51
    ... if anything, to get out of running
    servers on a home cable connection and being able to host mail directly instead of jumping through hoops to get past a port 25 block.

    What you're saying is you've got a khrappy internet-provider...

    \%/@rd

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/107 to Ward Dossche on Sunday, July 24, 2022 09:17:01
    Ward Dossche wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    ... if anything, to get out of running
    servers on a home cable connection and being able to host mail directly instead of jumping through hoops to get past a port 25 block.

    What you're saying is you've got a khrappy internet-provider...

    Mine is so khrappy they didn't even know they were blocking 25. I decided
    not to fight them on it too much as I did not want them realizing they
    could block other ports, too. :O


    ... DalekDOS v(overflow): (I)Obey (V)ision impaired (E)xterminate
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Ward Dossche on Sunday, July 24, 2022 07:40:00
    Ward Dossche wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    What you're saying is you've got a khrappy internet-provider...

    Khrappy, and essentially the only game in town.


    ... Overtly resist change
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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Mike Powell on Monday, July 25, 2022 00:38:58
    Mike,

    Mine is so khrappy they didn't even know they were blocking 25. I decided not to fight them on it too much as I did not want them realizing they could block other ports, too. :O

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation of the first ammendment?

    My ISP blocks nothing.

    \%/@rd

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Ward Dossche on Monday, July 25, 2022 08:46:00
    Ward Dossche wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    Mine is so khrappy they didn't even know they were blocking 25. I decided not to fight them on it too much as I did not want them realizing they could block other ports, too. :O

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation of
    the first ammendment?

    My ISP blocks nothing.

    Shout to Raw Bandwidth in the San Francisco bay area - an ISP run by a tech for techs. Static IPs, no blocked ports, secondary DNS, no frills, but consistent. It was like having DSL from the carrier but having your own personal tech to make sure things worked.


    ... How does this work, is there an orientation?
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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Ward Dossche on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 13:41:25
    On 25 Jul 22 00:38:58, Ward Dossche said the following to Mike Powell:

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation of the fi ammendment?

    Pretty sure most if not all US and Canadian ISP's by default block port 25 and many require that you sign up for expensive business plans to have a static IP and open ports... as I had to.

    Nick

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  • From Jay Harris@1:229/664.1 to Nick Andre on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 14:56:08
    *** Quoting Nick Andre from a message to Ward Dossche ***

    Pretty sure most if not all US and Canadian ISP's by default block
    port 25 and many require that you sign up for expensive business
    plans to have a static IP and open ports... as I had to.

    I'm with Rogers residential cable, port 25 is blocked inbound and outbound, though I can still telnet/SSH/binkp into my board on standard ports.

    And you're right, I would need to "upgrade" to business internet for a static IP. That being said, I've had this same IP for about the last year, it has changed on occasion in the past, but not very often. My IPv6 prefix changes far more often than my IPv4 address.


    Jay

    ... Never try to out-stubborn a cat

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  • From Daniel Path@2:371/52 to Nick Andre on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 20:24:01
    Hello Nick,

    26 Jul 22 13:41, you wrote to Ward Dossche:

    On 25 Jul 22 00:38:58, Ward Dossche said the following to Mike
    Powell:

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation
    of the fi ammendment?

    Pretty sure most if not all US and Canadian ISP's by default block
    port 25 and many require that you sign up for expensive business plans
    to have a static IP and open ports... as I had to.

    here - in Hungary - they block port #25, but if you ask, they unblock it for you.

    Regards,
    --
    dp

    telnet://bbs.roonsbbs.hu:1212 <<=-

    ... 10:17pm up 21 days, 14:54:42, load: 89 processes, 295 threads.
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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Jay Harris on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 15:49:59
    On 26 Jul 22 14:56:08, Jay Harris said the following to Nick Andre:

    I'm with Rogers residential cable, port 25 is blocked inbound and outbound, though I can still telnet/SSH/binkp into my board on standard ports.

    Bell Fiber business customer here... static IP, nothing blocked.

    They initially insisted on that stupid Wifi router to talk to the Nokia media gateway but I quickly replaced that with Pfsense on Vmware.

    Its worked here for years now... before that at my other apartment I had Rogers business with nothing blocked either - but their own IPV4 static IP's had trouble connecting to their own IPV6 blocks. It happened twice where I had a serious round of troubleshooting with them to escalate things to their NOC.

    Before that I had Teksavvy residential DSL for MANY years, static IP, nothing blocked. I think I must've paid just an extra couple bucks for the IP.

    And you're right, I would need to "upgrade" to business internet for a stat IP. That being said, I've had this same IP for about the last year, it has changed on occasion in the past, but not very often. My IPv6 prefix change far more often than my IPv4 address.

    I've heard the same thing from others on Rogers... their DHCP-lease times can be days, weeks, months... its very random.

    Nick

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  • From Jay Harris@1:229/664.1 to Nick Andre on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 17:59:12
    *** Quoting Nick Andre from a message to Jay Harris ***

    Bell Fiber business customer here... static IP, nothing blocked.

    We built a townhouse in Binbrook where there was fiber run directly into the basement. We never activted it as the house came with a free year of internet, TV & phone from the cable provider.

    We lasted 10 months in that townhouse before moving here to a fully detached house 1.5 blocks away in the same neighbourhood. There's no fiber here, just coax and Bell's copper coming in from the street.

    They initially insisted on that stupid Wifi router to talk to the
    Nokia media gateway but I quickly replaced that with Pfsense on
    Vmware.

    That's kind of cool. If they ever run fiber on my street I may pick your brain about that. Rogers installed the modem here in about 5 minutes, did a speed test and was on his way. After he left I noticed I was double NAT'ed and wifi was active on the modem as well. I factory reset that and put it into bridge mode.

    At my old address Bell is offering 1.5Gb down & 940Mb up for $89.99 /mo while Rogers cable here is 1Gb down & 30Mb up for $112 /mo. Bell only offers wireless internet at my current address (25Mb down, 5Mb up for $60 /mo).


    Jay

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/107 to Ward Dossche on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 17:59:46
    Ward Dossche wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    Mike,

    Mine is so khrappy they didn't even know they were blocking 25. I decided not to fight them on it too much as I did not want them realizing they could block other ports, too. :O

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation of
    the first ammendment?

    My ISP blocks nothing.

    Possibly. I am not a lawyer but it might make an interesting case.

    I suspect, as Nick mentioned, that they would offer me an open port 25 if I wanted to pay for it, so I am suspecting that would be their defense.


    ... Tell me, is something eluding you, Sunshine?
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  • From Matt Munson@1:218/109 to Nick Andre on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 19:48:27
    BY: Nick Andre(1:229/426)


    Pretty sure most if not all US and Canadian ISP's by default block port
    25 and
    many require that you sign up for expensive business plans to have a
    static IP and open ports... as I had to.

    Or purchase virtual server services so you can run your own mail server.

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Matt Munson on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 06:58:21
    On 26 Jul 22 19:48:27, Matt Munson said the following to Nick Andre:

    Pretty sure most if not all US and Canadian ISP's by default block port
    25 and
    many require that you sign up for expensive business plans to have a
    static IP and open ports... as I had to.

    Or purchase virtual server services so you can run your own mail server.

    I already run my own, but a static IP is a "must" for me.

    Nick

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Jay Harris on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 15:43:55
    On 26 Jul 22 17:59:12, Jay Harris said the following to Nick Andre:

    We built a townhouse in Binbrook where there was fiber run directly into th basement. We never activted it as the house came with a free year of internet, TV & phone from the cable provider.

    I'm impressed with the tech-stuff newer townhouses have - My dad and his wife moved into one in recent years where there was an actual patch-panel in the basement and Ethernet jacks in every room, sometimes a couple. The way it was designed to sit just under the stairwell was very neat and clean... even enough room to slide in a standard 19" rack unit if necessary.

    That's kind of cool. If they ever run fiber on my street I may pick your brain about that. Rogers installed the modem here in about 5 minutes, did speed test and was on his way. After he left I noticed I was double NAT'ed and wifi was active on the modem as well. I factory reset that and put it into bridge mode.

    The Nokia media gateway that comes with the Bell fiber install expects Vlan-tagging, which most off the shelf routers cannot do on the WAN side of things. But Pfsense does it perfectly...

    Nick

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Nick Andre on Thursday, July 28, 2022 07:29:00
    Nick Andre wrote to Jay Harris <=-

    I'm impressed with the tech-stuff newer townhouses have - My dad and
    his wife moved into one in recent years where there was an actual patch-panel in the basement and Ethernet jacks in every room, sometimes
    a couple. The way it was designed to sit just under the stairwell was
    very neat and clean... even enough room to slide in a standard 19" rack unit if necessary.

    I just recently had to re-terminate one of those for a friend - Great idea, poor execution. Looks like they had the electrician terminate the panel and the jacks.

    I recently had two Cat 6 runs put between floors between my office upstairs and the downstairs bedroom where the cable modem is. I think anyone with a mesh wireless network would be better doing similar - with 1 wireless router on the cable modem and one on the other end of the ethernet as an access
    point all of my network woes are long gone.

    Before that I was using extenders and powerline adapters. It mostly worked, but in retrospect I should have ditched them years ago.

    The Nokia media gateway that comes with the Bell fiber install expects Vlan-tagging, which most off the shelf routers cannot do on the WAN
    side of things. But Pfsense does it perfectly...

    I'd like to go with AT&T Fiber, but trucks keep pulling down my next-door neighbor's fiber. I'm a little leery of getting it at my house. I'm running OpenWRT on an appliance router, it'll handle VLANs just fine.


    ... And then you typed 'G=C800:5', right?
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  • From Paul Hayton@3:770/100 to mark lewis on Friday, July 29, 2022 14:42:57
    On 22 Jul 2022 at 05:15a, mark lewis pondered and said...

    Just checking this is getting out?

    nope...

    Bummer hummer :)

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  • From Rob Swindell to Ward Dossche on Friday, August 12, 2022 09:58:59
    Re: Re: Quiet?
    By: Ward Dossche to Mike Powell on Mon Jul 25 2022 12:38 am

    Mike,

    Mine is so khrappy they didn't even know they were blocking 25. I decided not to fight them on it too much as I did not want them realizing they could block other ports, too. :O

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation of the first ammendment?

    The first ammendment protects US citizens from (most) censorship by the *government*. Corporations (e.g. ISPs) are free to censor citizens however, so no, not a violation of any ammendment.
  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Rob Swindell on Saturday, August 13, 2022 00:16:46
    Rob,

    The first ammendment protects US citizens from (most) censorship by the *government*. Corporations (e.g. ISPs) are free to censor citizens
    however, so no, not a violation of any ammendment.

    Oh dear, never looked at it that way.

    So when I am in the US the 1st ammendment does not protect these right for me?

    \%/@rd

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to Rob Swindell on Saturday, August 13, 2022 04:21:46
    Hello Rob,

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation of the
    first ammendment?

    The first ammendment protects US citizens from (most) censorship by the *government*.

    "Congress shall make no law ..." - 1st Amendment

    Corporations (e.g. ISPs) are free to censor citizens however, so no, not a violation of any ammendment.

    Corporations are people. (Gerry Spence)

    For Life,
    Lee

    --
    Food for the Fun of It

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  • From Carol Shenkenberger@1:275/100 to Mike Powell on Saturday, August 13, 2022 16:17:33
    Re: Re: Quiet?
    By: Mike Powell to Ward Dossche on Sun Jul 24 2022 09:17 am

    Ward Dossche wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    ... if anything, to get out of running
    servers on a home cable connection and being able to host mail directly instead of jumping through hoops to get past a port 25 block.

    What you're saying is you've got a khrappy internet-provider...

    Mine is so khrappy they didn't even know they were blocking 25. I decided not to fight them on it too much as I did not want them realizing they
    could block other ports, too. :O


    ... DalekDOS v(overflow): (I)Obey (V)ision impaired (E)xterminate

    It's fairly common to block port 24 here to force a commercial account. I shifted to port 25 to get around it.

    xxcarol
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  • From Carol Shenkenberger@1:275/100 to Nick Andre on Saturday, August 13, 2022 16:24:40
    Re: Re: Quiet?
    By: Nick Andre to Ward Dossche on Tue Jul 26 2022 01:41 pm

    On 25 Jul 22 00:38:58, Ward Dossche said the following to Mike Powell:

    Just wondering ... in the US could that be considered a violation of the ammendment?

    Pretty sure most if not all US and Canadian ISP's by default block port 25 a many require that you sign up for expensive business plans to have a static and open ports... as I had to.

    Nick


    Yup. BTW I said port 24 a minute ago, meant port 23 (telnet). Cox cable did that 3 years ago and we dropped them. A year later they refused to host email at a reduced price and required you pay the full pagage ans swap back to them. I got rid of cox for good.

    xxcarol\

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  • From Alexander Grotewohl@1:120/616 to Carol Shenkenberger on Saturday, August 13, 2022 17:49:47
    On 13 Aug 2022, Carol Shenkenberger said the following...

    Yup. BTW I said port 24 a minute ago, meant port 23 (telnet). Cox
    cable did that 3 years ago and we dropped them. A year later they
    refused to host email at a reduced price and required you pay the full pagage ans swap back to them. I got rid of cox for good.

    that's a shame. i know comcast gets a lot of flack for being one of the first big crummy cable isps, but they surprisingly don't seem to block anything.

    i used to host my own email but office365 is too convenient for a lazy bum
    like me. the bbs users don't need another email address ;)

    ... That's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature

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  • From Rob Swindell to Ward Dossche on Saturday, August 13, 2022 16:00:13
    Re: Re: Quiet?
    By: Ward Dossche to Rob Swindell on Sat Aug 13 2022 12:16 am

    Rob,

    The first ammendment protects US citizens from (most) censorship by the *government*. Corporations (e.g. ISPs) are free to censor citizens however, so no, not a violation of any ammendment.

    Oh dear, never looked at it that way.

    So when I am in the US the 1st ammendment does not protect these right for me?

    I honestly don't know how much of our constitution-protected civil-rights applies to non-citizens, but that wasn't really the point of my message. My point was: corporations are free to censor, so long as its not based on "protected categories" (e.g. race, religion, gender).
  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Rob Swindell on Sunday, August 14, 2022 01:35:45
    Rob,

    I honestly don't know how much of our constitution-protected civil-rights applies to non-citizens, ...

    I would say the 1st ammendment would apply, but not every ammendment fals into that category.

    I alreedy asked at Cabella's and the 2nd ammendment does not apply to non-citizens.

    \%/@rd

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