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r81984
Fair and Balanced
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join:2001-11-14
Katy, TX
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Re: my only gripe

Every residential provider prohibits servers.
The issue though is your computer is always a server on the internet, so it never made any sense.

As long as you are not running a high traffic business website then no one is going to care.
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somms

join:2003-07-28
Salt Lake City, UT

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said by r81984:

Every residential provider prohibits servers.

»www.xmission.com/legal#au

Server Services on DSL and Residential UTOPIA
XMission allows DSL and UTOPIA subscribers to run and maintain their own servers.


My FTTH ISP residential provider is cool w/servers...

Kearnstd
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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said by r81984:

Every residential provider prohibits servers.
The issue though is your computer is always a server on the internet, so it never made any sense.

As long as you are not running a high traffic business website then no one is going to care.

I honestly think the real reason this is in most TOS is not just to limit network congestion but also limit angry phone calls. If someone hosted their business at home on a non business rated conenction and the service goes down they will be calling in complaining and crying about lost money.

I have a feeling anybody with a really tech smart member of their WoW guild might want them to host the Vent/TS3/Mumble on a spare linux box though.
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r81984
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Very rare.
Obviously there will be small local anomalies to servers, but almost all dont allow them in their terms for residential.
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NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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San Jose, CA
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said by r81984:

Every residential provider prohibits servers.

Not "every". My ISP allows residential users to obtain static IP addresses, and allows servers to be run on those statics. My IP address rDNS does not reflect who my ISP is, only my domain.

Also, my former ISP, at least up to the purchase (I was an SBC Global customer then) did not prohibit servers on residential accounts.

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Norman
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