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Static IP on ISP's assigned IP 10 years 3 months ago #15302

  • donanak
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Hi everyone,

I'm running a web, ftp, email services on a dynamic IP assigned by my ISP. I'm actually using dyndns services which is worked for a while but not very good.

I've been offered a static IP address by a mate. Now to my question, Is there a way or solution to using static IP by my mates on my network as oppose to what my ISP assigns me but still using my ISP internet provision?

And if YES, how or what programs can I use. I'm using Fedora Core 5.

Can you help...?
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Re: Static IP on ISP's assigned IP 10 years 3 months ago #15303

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that is nice of friend to offer you an address, but unfortunately, you won't be able to use it unless to put your server on his network.

IP addresses are not transferable (there are exceptions to this. If you have been allocated a block by ARIN you can transfer ownership of all or part of the block to another person but it takes a lot of cooperation between yourself, the original block owner and the ISPs to get that block routed to you -which will never happen for a residential connection).

If your friend has a stable network, plenty of bandwidth, and you don't mind putting your server on his network, it is certainly an option.
I used to do that for friends when I had a T1 and a /28.

You may want to check with your ISP on business class service, which may allow you to get a static IP instead of dynamic, or just ask if they have an option to get a static IP. Some ISPs will give you static for an extra fee (mine gives me one for an extra $10/month).

I agree that dyndns is not always the best solution. the big problem I found with it, was that my address never changed, even though it was dhcp, as long as I didn't reboot my firewall. So after a while, dyndns canceled the entry claiming that my address was static. I finally said screw it and got a static from my provider.
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Re: Static IP on ISP's assigned IP 10 years 3 months ago #15309

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Thanks d_jabsd, I think you've answered my questions. I'm at the moment hosting one of my servers on the other side of the globe.Thanks to my mate.

But i'll speak to my ISP and see if that services is available at the moment. I've been looking around and in UK, only few ISP's do that and kinda expensive, but hey, i need it for business.

About dyndns service, I'm with no-ip and they haven't had any problems with me so far (touchwood). But will get something sorted before it starts.

Thank buddy!
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Re: Static IP on ISP's assigned IP 10 years 3 months ago #15314

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Metronet do static addresses and you can get an 8MB connection from £11.75/month.
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