[rescue] Static IP! Now what?

Aaron Jackson aaron at aaronsplace.co.uk
Wed Apr 5 14:52:35 CDT 2017

I have a /29 from Zen in the UK. I just use it for conveniently SSHing
in from anywhere. Once you start using it, you'll begin to love it, and
the idea of a single dynamic IP address will make you sad.

In the words of Adrian Kennard, "NAT is evil."


Scott Newell writes:

> We're upgrading from residential DSL dynamic IP to business class
> internet at work. Looks like we're getting a /29. I've been behind
> dynamic IPs for so long, I don't really know what to do with it. NTP
> prefers servers on static IPs, so I can do that now. I haven't
> planned on moving mail off our remote VPS, but maybe a backup MX?
> What else is a static IP good for?
> I still need to figure out how to setup the edgerouter lite (I've
> only done bridged DSL modems for the WAN connection before), and I'm
> curious about how well VOIP will work for our fax line. The telco has
> shipped in an Adtran box that spits out ethernet and analog phone
> lines on a 66 block to us, but I don't know what goes between it and
> the (12 strand?) fiber hanging on the wall.
> Fun times!

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