[nSLUG] Static IP Availability Question

Jon me at jonwatson.ca
Mon Oct 15 14:32:45 ADT 2007


Craziness.

Yup, that bundle is pretty attractive. I'm going to take it and find
some other kludgey way around my static IP problem.


J

crackers wrote:
> Well, consider yourself lucky. I had Aliant once... for a very short
> period of time... and sometime my IP would change 2-3 times A DAY.
> 
> Go with eastlink regular bundle... better speeds, IP's rarely change...
> 
> P
> 
> On 10/15/07, *Jon* <me at jonwatson.ca <mailto:me at jonwatson.ca>> wrote:
> 
>     Yeah, but this isn't an incoming issue. I need a static IP for outgoing
>     reasons.
> 
>     Jon
> 
>     Robin Murray wrote:
>     > I've been using dyndns on my linux server for about a year and
>     have yet
>     > to have any issues. They provide a client to update the IP
>     automatically
>     > with their servers whenever it changes.
>     >
>     > Rick Burdon wrote:
>     >> If you go with Eastlink you'll find that your IP won't change very
>     >> often.  Maybe once a year or so.  The you can save the cash you
>     would
>     >> spend for a static.  There are some excellent free services out there
>     >> that will update a domain name to a dynamic IP.  That way you can
>     play
>     >> all you want with VPN, ssh, webservers etc.  If you're stuck on
>     Aliant
>     >> they will still work very nicely.  But remember that their IPs update
>     >> very frequently and Aliant doesn't have near the bandwith the
>     Eastlink
>     >> has.
>     >>
>     >> Rick
>     >>
>     >> On 10/15/07, *Jon* <me at jonwatson.ca <mailto:me at jonwatson.ca>
>     <mailto: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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