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Linux friendly ISP's in Boston

I wouldn't call them "Linux friendly", but Earthlink DSL does not block
inbound port 80 (last I checked, a few months ago anyways). ..$49 for

I'm seriously considering a switch to Verizon DSL because of the billing
bundling. That would cut my DSL speed in half, but it's still more than
enough for interactive surfing and Return To Castle Wolfenstein games.

Using, you can transparently get around ISP port blocking easily.
IMO port blocking is just to weed out the "i hate computers" crowd running
insecure (or already compromised) Windows servers.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clint M. Sand" <clint at>
To: <discuss at>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 12:22 AM
Subject: Linux friendly ISP's in Boston

> The recent thread concerning comcast reminded me that I need to find new
> bandwidth pretty soon pending my move to Boston. Can you guys/gals
> recommend a DSL/Cable provider which is linux friendly? By that I mean
> supports external ethernet modems, and does not block inbound 22, 25 and
> 80 like many ISP's do these days.
> Thanks in advance.
> Clint
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