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December 06, 2017, 05:47:06 PM
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I've been trying to setup my Mac computer to run bitcoin core full node but I simply cannot get around the in-bound blocking by AT&T ISP...

I've done some research and it appears that many people whose use AT&T are facing the same issue.  The router is ARRIS NVG589.

I am trying to avoid contact AT&T because they have been useless in supporting.  Some suggest to use Tor or Torrent but I'm not quite sure how to go about to accomplish that task ?

Thank you in advance for you help !
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December 06, 2017, 05:48:46 PM
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Are you saying that your ISP is blocking certain inbound ports?

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December 06, 2017, 05:49:27 PM
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Are you saying that your ISP is blocking certain inbound ports?

Yes ! 8333.  I've seen some communications on internet that AT&T doesn't allocate any static address to its customers.  Some businesses have to pay for it
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December 06, 2017, 05:55:48 PM
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As long as they're not blocking outgoing 8333 I'm pretty sure you can run a full node without incoming connections.

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December 06, 2017, 06:34:56 PM
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As long as they're not blocking outgoing 8333 I'm pretty sure you can run a full node without incoming connections.

Well when I run a test I get the error the address cannot be reached.  I'm not asking for someone opinions - just the the solution  to get my full node running
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December 06, 2017, 06:43:05 PM
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Alrighty then, enjoy your crickets.

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December 06, 2017, 07:02:39 PM
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Alrighty then, enjoy your crickets.

Sorry I didn't mean it like that...I'm a little frustrated of At&t with this none sense.  I've read many comments about the same issue I'm facing with AT&T but so far I did not see any clear resolution- I'm sorry if I offended you 😃
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December 07, 2017, 02:54:36 AM
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Yes ! 8333.  I've seen some communications on internet that AT&T doesn't allocate any static address to its customers.  Some businesses have to pay for it
For most ISPs, their modem definitely would have a firewall which blocks most of the ports. Can't you portforward the ports?[1]

The port you should be portforwarding is TCP/8333 and you have to find your own internal IP address. To do that, you have to go to System Preferences>Network and press the tab which you have connection to on your Mac. You should see your internal IP there.
[1] https://forums.att.com/t5/AT-T-Internet-Equipment/Port-Forwarding-on-the-Arris-NVG589-Gateway/td-p/4043506

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December 07, 2017, 07:17:33 AM
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Yes ! 8333.  I've seen some communications on internet that AT&T doesn't allocate any static address to its customers.  Some businesses have to pay for it
For most ISPs, their modem definitely would have a firewall which blocks most of the ports. Can't you portforward the ports?[1]

The port you should be portforwarding is TCP/8333 and you have to find your own internal IP address. To do that, you have to go to System Preferences>Network and press the tab which you have connection to on your Mac. You should see your internal IP there.
[1] https://forums.att.com/t5/AT-T-Internet-Equipment/Port-Forwarding-on-the-Arris-NVG589-Gateway/td-p/4043506

Thank you very much for your attemp to help me..I've tried everything per your instructions and the link - the Xbox 360 setup NAT/ game created 4 ports and pass through still no prevail...

I did some research, apparently AT&T hide and close my ports base on the description below...it's late and I'm very tired.  I've tried for the last 3,4 days.  I hope somebody here could help me to finally open my bitcoin full node, it would be nice

None of my ports work for bitcoin, they are all hidden via a private subnet, so literally the internet cannot see them. They use one of the few private IPs available, completely non-routable for other computers trying to connect directly ( https://www.arin.net/knowle... )
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December 07, 2017, 08:20:55 AM
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Yes ! 8333.  I've seen some communications on internet that AT&T doesn't allocate any static address to its customers.  Some businesses have to pay for it
For most ISPs, their modem definitely would have a firewall which blocks most of the ports. Can't you portforward the ports?[1]

The port you should be portforwarding is TCP/8333 and you have to find your own internal IP address. To do that, you have to go to System Preferences>Network and press the tab which you have connection to on your Mac. You should see your internal IP there.
[1] https://forums.att.com/t5/AT-T-Internet-Equipment/Port-Forwarding-on-the-Arris-NVG589-Gateway/td-p/4043506

Thank you very much for your attemp to help me..I've tried everything per your instructions and the link - the Xbox 360 setup NAT/ game created 4 ports and pass through still no prevail...

I did some research, apparently AT&T hide and close my ports base on the description below...it's late and I'm very tired.  I've tried for the last 3,4 days.  I hope somebody here could help me to finally open my bitcoin full node, it would be nice !  As I understand it, I may be able to purchase or rent for private IPs from AT&T .   I would hate to give them that satisfaction...

None of my ports work for bitcoin, they are all hidden via a private subnet, so literally the internet cannot see them. They use one of the few private IPs available, completely non-routable for other computers trying to connect directly ( https://www.arin.net/knowle... )
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