August 13, 2004

Telus Blocking Port 80

So I was trying to setup a webdav bookmark syncing for this extension to Firefox with my home machine as the webdav server. It was working fine at home but I couldn't reach my home server from anywhere else but at home. So I was checking my ipfw rules and apache settings but they all seemed fine. Then I though, what if Telus is blocking port 80 now. So i moved apache to a non 80 port and it worked fine! A little googling confirmed my suspicion that Telus has started blocking 80 (and 25 aparently) but only on dynamic ip customers (ie consumer not business clients).

Posted by bforsyth at August 13, 2004 09:11 AM

Those guys suck! What ever happened to trying to make the customer happy.

Posted by: JBWild at September 9, 2004 01:34 AM

1. I paid for FULL service ADSL
2. Telus has removed a portion of that service
3. Because the service is reduced, there should be a reduction in the fee to compensate for less service received.

Logically speaking, this is the same as Telus removing the use of, say, the number 9 from our phone keypads. Functionality is significantly reduced. I wonder what a judge might decide if this was presented to him in court?

Posted by: GM at September 11, 2004 04:44 AM

you might want to take a look at the details of what you paid for,

The important line here is:
"You are not permitted to operate an e-mail, web, news or other similar server through a TELUS Internet Services high speed service, except as specified by TELUS."

Posted by: bforsyth at September 11, 2004 04:06 PM

That line never used to be in the TOS. It was just recently added about the same time they started blocking ports.

Posted by: b1llyb0ng at September 23, 2004 03:15 PM