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Fiber optic internet access

by jbecohen / March 16, 2009 7:29 AM PDT

How does fiber optic access to t he internet work?

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That's a big question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2009 7:31 AM PDT
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If you wanted
by bmckinneytbg / January 14, 2012 5:25 PM PST
In reply to: That's a big question.
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Lets just say, if...
by ahtoi / March 16, 2009 4:48 PM PDT

it is available in your area, you are lucky.

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Until you find out . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 18, 2009 8:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Lets just say, if...

that they block port 80.

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What happen when port 80 is block and...
by ahtoi / March 19, 2009 2:43 AM PDT

why do the isp want to do that?

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My web site . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 19, 2009 6:33 AM PDT

runs out on port 80. If they block it I could not run my site. They tried to sell me fiber and I asked the door to door salesmen about port 80. They called tech support and confirmed that they do indeed block port 80.

http://www.wayne2.net/

It runs on my server here at my house. Blocking port 80 would prevent me from running my site.

There is a way around it but it's a PITA.

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Isn't that the norm rather than the exception?
by ahtoi / March 19, 2009 6:50 PM PDT
In reply to: My web site . . .

I remember a few years back when I had cable internet and they specifically (on the agreement) prohabit setting up a home web server. Of course it would be allow if I pay extra.

From what I understand, other port can be use but I'll take your word for it as far as PITA go (never have the need to set one up).

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