Good and Bad ISPs

This post is a wiki post which aims to list our experiences with ISPs about hosting our own server. You’re encouraged to add your own or your friends’ ISP to the list. If you’re a brand new member and you don’t have permission to make edits, just leave a reply below or message to one of the moderators. Try to maintain an alphabetical order and feel free to add additional criteria.


Country: Hungary

ISP: Telekom

Is port forwarding possible?

On a fiber subscription all ports can be opened.

Is SMTP available?

Yes.

Static IP?

Static IP is available only for bussineses.

Torrenting?

No throttling.

ISP: UPC

Is port forwarding possible?

No. Residential customers are behind CGNAT.

Torrenting?

No throttling.


Country: India

ISP: ACT

Is port forwarding possible?

No. By default behind a CGNAT. Requesting a static IP address (about 10%-20% extra cost) solves the problem.

Is SMTP available?

??

Static IP?

Static IP is available even to home connections with some extra payment.

Torrenting?

No throttling.


Country: Thailand

Side note: making your server visible by hosting an onion service is not recommended.

ISP: AIS Fibre

Is port forwarding possible?

Residential customers are behind CGNAT, however, port forwarding up to 10 non-standard ports is possible. Port forwawrding has to be requested at THDDNS

Static IP?

???

Torrenting?

No throttling.

ISP: True Internet

Is port forwarding possible?

Port forwarding can be configured in the ISP-provided router, but the changes to take affect, the company has to be contacted. They are cooperative.

Is SMTP available?

???

Static IP?

???

Torrenting?

No throttling.


Country: United States of America

ISP: Xfinity/Comcast

Is port forwarding possible?

Yes. By default a public IPv4 address is provide. Full IPv6 support with 2^64 addresses with each connection. Each device on the home network can get an IPv6 address with DHCP-PD.

Is SMTP available?

No, outgoing connections on port 25 are blocked by default. However, port 587 is supported for mail submission. See documentation.

Static IP?

???

Torrenting?

Torrenting works. Unknown if it throttled. Torrent traffic is monitored for copyrighted content.

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I have added ACT/India and Comcast/USA to the list.

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