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I would stick with what you have. Last I knew, Comcast doesn't block 
outbound ports 25 or 80, and your "dynamic" ip doesn't change for several 
months on end. If you're paranoid about the dynamic thing, you can set 
your domain to redirect to a dynamic dns service like Comcast is 
affordable and fast enough to be usable for people who use your website. 
RCN is faster, but at least for me, they block outbound 25 and 80.

David Backeberg (dave at
Network Staff Assistant
MIT Math Dept.
Rm. 2-332            (617) 253-4995

On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Billy SG McCarthy wrote:

> This is more about hosting than linux, but I figure others may be curious.
> I've got a server, Sun Ultra 1, in my home hosting my email and website.
> I'm just using my Comcast connection and the magic of zone edit to keep the
> domain name properly accessible.  This works ok for right now, but I think
> at some point in the future I'd like to have something a bit more
> (robust|legitimate|professional).  Any thoughts on this?
> I'll admit I'm a little wary of giving up control to a hosting provider who
> may or may not let me run or install certain things, as well as a co-lo
> who is far away and expensive for little old me.
> grazie

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