eidako wrote:Many ISPs bar home servers, either by explicitly prohibiting it in the ToS or blocking all the useful ports. This happens to be the case for my provider. It ticks me off to no end.
Uuum, how do they do that, why do you put up with that, and why did you sign a contract with such ToS in the first place?
Are the blocking *all* incoming connections?
In Germany, the routers themselves have become so featureful, that they basically are home servers themselves. Complete with allowing you to stick in a USB drive and offering that via FTP, WWW, SMB (Windows file sharing), DNAS media streaming, and others. With printer server support. Etc, etc. And they are not secretive at all about replacing the firmware of the device. There’s a simple menu item in the web interface. You choose the file, it flashes it, done. I even updated the boot loader to be able to install the firmware that offers the DNAS functionality. They offered all that freely on their site, with detailed instructions on how to install it.
They encourage the lifestyle of having your own home server.
This is, as far as I know, because they compete in router features, and this has become an active selling point: “We got the bestetest router of all! It can do everything
No idea what made them follow such a super-Nazi-South-Korean-lock-in path in your country. :/