If Rogers & AT&T work the same way, then it's true.
Originally Posted by Sheagles
I can't speak for Rogers specifically - but here on AT&T the IP address provided to your iPhone by AT&T, is behind a "NAT". This prohibits any unsolicited inbound connections from reaching your iPhone via EDGE or 3G, across the public Internet.
Hackers managed to get Apache Web Server running on the iPhone nearly a year and a half ago. But since it was only available via WiFi, it wasn't a very useful application.
I believe on T-Mobile, they offer an "Internet/VPN" data connection which provides you with a real public IP address. So an iPhone on T-Mobile, with that plan appropriately configured -- might be an exception. But for a standard, properly-authorized AT&T plan, no luck.
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