Monthly Archive: August 2009

Comcast: Open Ports Require Business Account

I am a subscriber of the OR-Talk mailing list, the Onion Routing discussion list of everything Tor related. Today, one of the most active members of the list reported having trouble (again) with his ISP Comcast. It’s probably best to [url=http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Aug-2009/msg00084.html]read the post yourself[/url]. Basically they’re saying that an open port equals running a “server”, and running a server violates their AUP and requires a business account. Apparently, they’re running port scans against their own customers.