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RE: RE: My home internet connection is ADSL

by brainpan (Monk)
on Nov 09, 2000 at 08:39 UTC ( [id://40677]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: My home internet connection is ADSL
in thread My home internet connection is

I'm curious, what about a static IP is so attractive that some people are willing to pay extra for it? Is it so that you can run services like ftp, httpd or gaming servers? Because it's somewhat easier to set up, particularly on a non-MiSFiT OS?

As to the question of personal LANs, networking the entire house together to use the cable modem was my first Linux project.

And no, I don't own 27 pairs of sweatpants.
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RE: RE: RE: My home internet connection is ADSL
by mdillon (Priest) on Nov 09, 2000 at 08:46 UTC
    ssh'ing into your home network, mainly. that's why i pay extra for a static IP. also, i can run my own outgoing mail server, since i'm not likely to automatically get onto any blackhole-type lists (e.g. RBL, DUL). i've seen dynamic DSL ranges make it onto the DUL (Dialup Users List).
      To everyone who uses this for ssh, etc., why is paying for a static IP better than using some free dynamic dns like or

      And no, I don't own 27 pairs of sweatpants.
        well, there is also the fact that all the dynamic IP schemes for DSL suck. most providers these days are offering PPPoE which is a lot like a dialup connection in terms of the ISP's level of control over the connection (it is a session based connectivity protocol, i.e. your DSL has to "dial up" with a username and password). DHCP is not so bad, unless your DSL network is overbooked, in which case you can have problems renewing leases (read: you can't access the Internet because your ISP takes away your IP address and won't return it or give you a new one). to me, avoiding all of that hassle is worth a few extra bucks a month. my static IP DSL is rock solid.
RE: RE: RE: My home internet connection is ADSL
by motomuse (Sexton) on Nov 10, 2000 at 02:31 UTC
    Yah, running services is part of why I like having a static IP. But the most important thing to me is, I never have to negotiate with some server for an IP address, and never have to worry about there not being an available address at any given time, the way I saw it happen on occasion with my housemate's dynamic IP. That's pretty important to me.

    That my buds who run their own household ISP can tweak their DNS settings so that I can be, and that I can host multiplayer D2 games, is icing on the cake... ;)

        - Muse

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