John E. Peterson jpeterson "at"
Wed Mar 3 19:05:01 2004

You mean the MODEM is blocking everything other than the 2 or 3 normal ports?
Geez.  Is that big brother being overly helpful or what?

I suppose it is meant to reduce overhead and spam/hacking, but that is REALLY
a pain.

Charter Communications has now restriced our service in similar ways
especially regarding email stuff.

Be SURE and let all know how this works out!

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Tom Knowlton
  To: John E. Peterson ; vnc-list "at"
  Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 1:28 PM
  Subject: RE: Firewall


  Thank you for following-up with me on this.  I genuinely appreciate your
time and effort helping me and the other people on this mailing list!  :)

  It has been H*LL.  :)

  What it boils down to is:
  (note, when I say broadband modem, router and firewall are implied)

  1)  At my home I am signed-up for MSN Broadband, via Qwest Telco.
  2)  As per MSN Broadband Support (I spent an hour with them on the
phone)...the broadband modem is NOT configurable (read "no port forwarding").
  3)  Thus, nobody and connect to my VNC Server.
  4)  Thus, I am moving to another broadband service called MStar.
  5)  Will take about 3 weeks to switch over.
  6)  MStar says their broadband modem supports firewall and router
configuration (read "yes port forwarding")
  7)  Once I switch over to MStar all of my ranting, raving, moaning, etc.
should be moot.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: John E. Peterson [mailto:john.peterson "at"]
    Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 6:58 AM
    To: Tom Knowlton
    Subject: Firewall


    What's the latest on the saga of "I can't talk from home"?