AT&T disables Bitcoin nodes in cable boxes – Bitcoints


Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by bitcoin


AT&T disables Bitcoin nodes in cable boxes

[bitcoin-dev] AT&T has effectively banned Bitcoin nodes by closing port 8333 via a hidden firewall in the cable box

hurricanewarn1 at
hurricanewarn1 at
Tue Sep 1 00:26:17 UTC 2015
I have been struggling to get port 8333 open all year, I gave up and was using blockchain for months despite a strong desire to stay on Bitcoin Core, but now the issue has reached critical mass since I’m using the python Bitcoin server module.
I have literally spent my entire day trying to open 8333, I thoroughly made sure it was open on the router and computer and it’s still closed.
Strangely enough I got it open for 30 seconds once today but something closed it immediately.
Perhaps this is the driving force behind the inexplicable and massive decline in Bitcoin nodes.
Bitcoin is being censored by the ISPs themselves, and they won’t even tell you that.


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