What to tell your kids when you host a porn site from your basement



  • Microsoft came up with this interesting little bit of advertising for their Windows Home Server products.

     



  • Some people think servers should only be in offices.  They may make fun of your home server.  And other kids may make fun of you.  You know why?  Because they're jealous.

    OMGWOW 



  • Brings a tear to my eye. My parent's didn't love me enough to bring me a Home Server of my own.

    I'm curious about the suggestion you can access the home server when away from home. I thought most ISPs blocked port 80, and included lines prohibiting exposing a server in their Terms of Service agreements (Yes, you can run your server on other ports, but many people couldn't figure out how to access anything but a web server running on port 80)



  • @SuperousOxide said:

    Brings a tear to my eye. My parent's didn't love me enough to bring me a Home Server of my own.

    I'm curious about the suggestion you can access the home server when away from home. I thought most ISPs blocked port 80, and included lines prohibiting exposing a server in their Terms of Service agreements (Yes, you can run your server on other ports, but many people couldn't figure out how to access anything but a web server running on port 80)

    I know it is in everyone's TOS, but I have yet to run across an ISP blocking port 80.

     



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @SuperousOxide said:

    Brings a tear to my eye. My parent's didn't love me enough to bring me a Home Server of my own.

    I'm curious about the suggestion you can access the home server when away from home. I thought most ISPs blocked port 80, and included lines prohibiting exposing a server in their Terms of Service agreements (Yes, you can run your server on other ports, but many people couldn't figure out how to access anything but a web server running on port 80)

    I know it is in everyone's TOS, but I have yet to run across an ISP blocking port 80.

     

    I have.  I don't know which ISP it was, but I've helped a guy set up a webserver on his DSL, and 80 was pretty obviously blocked.  Fortunately, there are free redirection services out there that will issue a 301 from, for example, myserver.dyndns.org to your.dynamic.ip.addy:8080, and they have a handy tool you can run on your box to automatically keep their DNS record updated with your IP as it changes.

    In short, it's not that hard, even when port 80 is blocked, to run a webserver from your home, which people can easily access.


     



  • Aah, the benefits of living in a student dorm with a custom line. Incoming connections on port 80 are explicitly permitted here. (Although the firewall still inspects the packets to make life harder for backdoors)



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @SuperousOxide said:

    Brings a tear to my eye. My parent's didn't love me enough to bring me a Home Server of my own.

    I'm curious about the suggestion you can access the home server when away from home. I thought most ISPs blocked port 80, and included lines prohibiting exposing a server in their Terms of Service agreements (Yes, you can run your server on other ports, but many people couldn't figure out how to access anything but a web server running on port 80)

    I know it is in everyone's TOS, but I have yet to run across an ISP blocking port 80.

    Yep, I'm running one right now, not that there's anything to see on it.  Both of the major broadband providers in Cincinnati allow 80. 



  • That's pretty funny!



  • I don't think that Windows Home Server requires port 80 to be open for remote access. From what I've heard, WHS boxes make an outgoing connection to some MS server that provides the web interface, thus bypassing any potential port blocking/firewall issues.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @SuperousOxide said:

    Brings a tear to my eye. My parent's didn't love me enough to bring me a Home Server of my own.

    I'm curious about the suggestion you can access the home server when away from home. I thought most ISPs blocked port 80, and included lines prohibiting exposing a server in their Terms of Service agreements (Yes, you can run your server on other ports, but many people couldn't figure out how to access anything but a web server running on port 80)

    I know it is in everyone's TOS, but I have yet to run across an ISP blocking port 80.

     

     
    Telus (in western Canada at least) drops traffic to 80/tcp and probably others as well.



  • @tarpman said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:
    @SuperousOxide said:

    Brings a tear to my eye. My parent's didn't love me enough to bring me a Home Server of my own.

    I'm curious about the suggestion you can access the home server when away from home. I thought most ISPs blocked port 80, and included lines prohibiting exposing a server in their Terms of Service agreements (Yes, you can run your server on other ports, but many people couldn't figure out how to access anything but a web server running on port 80)

    I know it is in everyone's TOS, but I have yet to run across an ISP blocking port 80.

     

     
    Telus (in western Canada at least) drops traffic to 80/tcp and probably others as well.

    I would throw a fit, and if they didn't open the port, look around for someone else. That is ridiculous.



  • @tarpman said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:
    @SuperousOxide said:
    Brings a tear to my eye. My parent's didn't love me enough to bring me a Home Server of my own.

    I'm curious about the suggestion you can access the home server when away from home. I thought most ISPs blocked port 80, and included lines prohibiting exposing a server in their Terms of Service agreements (Yes, you can run your server on other ports, but many people couldn't figure out how to access anything but a web server running on port 80)

    I know it is in everyone's TOS, but I have yet to run across an ISP blocking port 80.
    Telus (in western Canada at least) drops traffic to 80/tcp and probably others as well.
    Aliant over here in eastern Canada doesn't block port 80. Same deal with Bell and Rogers in Ontario. Sounds to me like Telus sucks ass.



  • @Welbog said:

    Sounds to me like Telus sucks ass.
    You've never used them yet you understand the situation perfectly. Note: My parents use Telus, I live with my parents.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    I would throw a fit, and if they didn't open the port, look around for someone else. That is ridiculous.

    There isn't a lot of high-speed internet options here in western canada.  If you are one of the lucky ones, then you also get to pick Shaw, which is better in performance (on average), but their company is just as bad.  They also have terms of service stating not to use your connection for serving data... they have business licenses for that :)  FTP and SSH ports are open on it for sure, cause I use them (FTP port to forward to my internal SSH port, cause my office blocks outbound SSH).


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