[nSLUG] Static IP Availability Question

Jon me at jonwatson.ca
Mon Oct 15 12:59:10 ADT 2007


This is more of an outgoing issues. I ran servers in my previous house,
but I have no desire to do that again here.

Yes, a staging ssh machine that is trusted by all others in the network
is a good idea, but it only solves half the problem. Many of the
interfaces I need to get to are web interfaces hence why I thinking of a
 VPN style solution. I know I can probably use an SSH tunnel through our
staging machine, but there are less technical users that also need to
use the system.

I thought about a cheap VPS to provide VPN services to me, but I've had
troubles with getting the necessary IPTables running in a VPS in the past.

Lots of ideas...


D G Teed wrote:
> If you are interested in running domain services, some of us are running
> low volume web and email services on the cheap by using alternate ports in
> combination with dynamic DNS services like dyndns, and smart relay
> of email through the high speed ISP's SMTP.  It works well enough
> for personal and low volume needs.
> If you need to ssh through some firewall from a static IP, then
> you'd probably be set by getting some ISP which provides ssh
> to their box with a static IP.  I've never used their services,
> but vex.net <http://vex.net> in Toronto seems to offer a very flexible shell
> environment for $90/year including access to cron, C compilers,
> various scripting languages, use of tools like lynx, etc.
> --Donald
> Depending
> On 10/15/07, *Jon* <me at jonwatson.ca <mailto:me at jonwatson.ca>> wrote:
>     Hey All,
>     I'm discovering all sorts of things out here that are different from
>     Alberta. Today I discovered that Aliant wants $105/month for a static
>     IP. Clearly, that's highway robbery, but I need some sort of static
>     presence outbound as I need to get through firewalls now and again.
>     So, my questions are:
>     1. Is there someone more reasonably priced than Aliant?
>     2. Can anyone recommend a VPN service or something similar that I can
>     use to tunnel through?
>     3. Any other bright ideas?
>     Thanks
>     Jon
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