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General Chat Thread, ISP which allows home server in General; Hey, Do you know of any ISP's which will allow me to run a home webserver? The server will be ...
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    ISP which allows home server

    Hey,

    Do you know of any ISP's which will allow me to run a home webserver? The server will be for me to learn linux web server administration. I contacted Tiscalli but they said no.

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    I have VM Cable. I have had a Linux box running off it for about a decade.

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    Provided you don't do anything daft, demon allow it if you have a static IP.

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    zen. been using to host for year

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    VM seems good but I just don't want to pay £40 for the router, I am wondering if AOL will take the one back that they gave me.

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    I have a WRT54GL, which also runs Linux (OpenWRT firmware). You'll learn a lot if you buy one of these little beasties too.

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    I would have thought you would be able to do this with any ISP? Using a service like No-IP - Dynamic DNS, Static DNS for Your Dynamic IP and port forwarding on your router.

    I used to use this setup to access my old mac minis webserver from work.

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    Some ISP's block the ports. Also there is sometimes a clause in the T&C and/or AUP preventing you from running servers.

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    i'm using an enta reseller (ADSL24 Broadband - Home) and they allow you to run a webserver they also give you 8ip addresses to use as well.


    Dan

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    Who is your current ISP?

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    Freedom2Surf allow you to do that, you just need the correct arm of the Tiscali operation to do it you see

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    I am currently using AOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I have VM Cable. I have had a Linux box running off it for about a decade.
    I take it you're not getting hit by this new all day TSM malarky? I'm seriously thinking of ditching them after 8 years.

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    if its for your own private purposes and its just port forwarded from a router. I dont see how tiscali can stop or even know what you're doing with a random port and dynamic dns/ just ip.

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    I ran a web server with Tiscali - I think it's still going at my parent's house.
    When we were with BT they used to probe my SMTP server to see if it was usable as a relay for spam.
    You can also do it with Freedom2Surf - and they give static IPs which is a bonus. It was quite useful for connecting to my uTorrent machine to check my Linux distributions were downloading, and to add new ones to download.



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