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RE: My home internet connection is ADSL

by motomuse (Sexton)
on Nov 09, 2000 at 06:32 UTC ( #40670=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My home internet connection is

And I have to confess I'm amazed at all these DSL horror stories. I guess I was just fortunate or something. I was an early adopter when PacBell introduced it, and consequently I'm paying the same rate I ever paid for my static IP address, where later adopters have either to have a dynamic IP address or pay $50 more than I'm paying for the privilege of staticity.

I've never had really serious problems with it -- though, truth be told, another person in my same house signed up and got the dynamic DSL and had nothing but problems. Time to set up a household firewall, and just have all the house machines go thru my DSL, I guess.

PBI as an ISP, now, that's another fsckin story entirely. But no complaints at all about the DSL service.

There ya go, vroom, your next poll should try to discover how many folks have their entire house ethernetted ... ;)

    - Muse

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RE: RE: My home internet connection is ADSL
by brainpan (Monk) on Nov 09, 2000 at 08:39 UTC
    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.
      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.
      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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