Working around ISP blocked ports
I currently have a Cox Business connection to my house, because I have my own server for email, web, dns, etc. If I had a Cox residential connection, it would be a lot cheaper, but would have blocked ports for email and web, plus the IP address would not be fixed. I’m ok with a moving IP address, as long as it doesn’t move too often, but the blocked ports for email and web are a non-starter.
If I got just the simple $5/mon droplet, with a static IP address, I could have a very simple program to port-forward email and web connections to my home system over different non-blocked ports. Since it would be my own program, I could even include the capability to be notified of my home IP changing, such that it would automatically forward to the new addr.
Obviously, this would be working around the ISP’s residential restrictions. Obviously, if they did DPI, they would easily discover this. Can anyone think of other reasons why this “evil plan” may not work?
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