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Re: Cable Modems Need Open Ports?
From: Lance Reck <lance.reck () sun com>
Date: 04 Nov 2002 08:31:43 -0700

I'm not sure about Comcast, but AT&T does a MAC address pull or check of
the device attached to the cable modem. This check is done quite often
for some reason. I suspect the if the modem cant grab a MAC addr then
you will not get IP connectivity.

Lance

On Fri, 2002-11-01 at 10:52, Mike Marcus wrote:
I was "playing" with setting on my router that is connected to a cable modem
(Comcast is the ISP).  After blocking incoming (from wan) UDP and TCP ports
53 and 59 the router lost its external IP.  Any ideas?

Thanks,

Mike

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