[svlug] Static IP address question

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Sat Jul 31 01:37:33 PDT 2004

Vince Hoang writes:
>On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 10:12:48AM -0600, skip evans wrote:
>> The local ISP provides wireless high speed and originally said
>> a static IP was no problem. No he as backed off that and said
>> he could use one of his own and simply forward port 80 requests
>> to me. That's no good as I want my own mail server, etc, and
>> need all the ports.
>> Next he said he could take my server to his office (18 miles
>> out of town) and plug it in there to a static IP.
>> My question is, can't he just assign that static IP to me
>> through the gateway on his subnet I am connected through now?
>Offering to port forward or to colo your server at his office
>seems like a lot more work than assigning a static IP.

Almost certainly, the DSL is outsourced - the ISP doesn't control the

But I've been very happy with www.dyndns.org for simulating a static
IP for home use.


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