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The blueyonder AUP states that:
Dialup users are not permitted to run any Internet Protocol services [including, without limitation web servers or mail servers].
Telewest blueyonder hi-speed internet opens up new possibilities of use with its features such as 'always on', and while subscribers are able to benefit from these features, Telewest must also ensure that the Service is not abused to the disadvantage of the Service and subscriber group.You must not use, nor allow anyone else to use the Services to provide Internet Protocol services to the Internet populace as a whole, including other blueyonder customers. Internet Protocol services includes, but is not limited to, HTTP, games, telnet and FTP services.
However, you may provide Internet Protocol services from your computer for personal use. An example would be the running of an authenticated FTP service to enable you to access files on your home computer remotely.
The following conditions apply:- Any Internet Protocol services you use require authentication eg. You are not allowed to provide anonymous FTP servers; and You are not allowed more than ten concurrent connections to the Internet Protocol services you use.
Examples of servers:
An example of such a server is FTP. Programs such as BulletProof (formerly known as G6) - http://www.bpftpserver.com and Serv-U allow you to setup an FTP server on your PC. BulletProof allows you to set up user or group accounts that are password protected. You just give people your IP and a username and password and they can connect to your PC and upload or download files. You can choose which folders they have access to. See BulletProof FAQ.
Please note that you can only have 10 concurrent connections to your server. This doesn't necessarily mean that you can have 10 people connected to you as some FTP programs make several connections at once. A good guideline is to only let 4 or 5 maximum at one time (your upload speed wouldn't support more even if you're on the 1MB service).
You also should not publish details of your server on the web or on newsgroups as it is only allowed to be used for personal use and not made available to large groups of users.
Running servers can cause problems if your IP changes as BY do not provide a static IP. One way around this is to get a Dynamnic DNS address. One server that supplies a free account for these purposes can be found at http://www.dyndns.org/ . You will also find more information about Dynamic DNS at this site.
Eg you set up an account as example.homeip.net and you can then use BulletProof FTP with the address ftp://example.homeip.net instead of your dotted IP address. You can also use Mail and web servers with DynDNS.
Last Amended : 2002-09-31 by elfin
Original Author : Angua & Others
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