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# 44290 26-Oct-2009 19:07
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Hi there, Geekzone.

I remember reading Telecom's ToS, and that running a server on a home broadband connection was not allowed. However, is running a homeserver (with very little throughput, about 100MB a few times a week) be held against me, and what would the consquences of doing this be?


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  # 267008 26-Oct-2009 19:47
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Violation of a contract with no penalty clauses in it is nothing.

They only say in the contract that they can terminate it, so thats what would be worst case.


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  # 267010 26-Oct-2009 19:50
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I don't think Telecom would terminate an account for hosting your own content for your own use (or family sharing) as a Windows Home Server. Of course the story would be different if it was a commercial site.


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  # 267178 27-Oct-2009 11:57
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It may be in the T and C's somewhere but equally they say on the pro plans you can get a static ip and go on to say 'mainly for those running their own server/mail server'

I've been running a web server and email off my home adsl connection for 5+ years - if you're using it as a webserver that gets lots of hits it will slow quickly due to the 500kbps upload speed.

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  # 267352 27-Oct-2009 17:38
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I've been running certain services on my home server (for example VNC) for years. Have also at times hosted private, non commercial webservers & FTP servers without any issues.

Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

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