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Dynamic IP advice

Post by simondsmason » 2008-03-04 04:24

My cable company just got bought by Comcast and they sent me a nice welcome note today telling me that they were cutting off my static IP unless I pay them lots more money.

What is the best dynamic IP solution that people can recommend for use with hMail?

I am also going to look into relaying through their mail server on outbound to avoid blacklisting.

Thanks.
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Post by redrummy » 2008-03-04 04:36

What's "lots more"? Most ISP's in my area charge $10/mo for this and IMHO it's completely worth it.

If you do use DDNS you're going to have to relay through your ISP's server or a lot of your mail will get junked or rejected by the big providers. You might check to see which services your router has built-in support for, since that might influence your decision.

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Post by simondsmason » 2008-03-04 05:41

$100 a month - I think this is a lot of money!

I am using DD-WRT on my router. It has built-in support for:

dynDNS.org
freeDNS.afraid.org
ZoneEdit.com
No-IP.com
3322.org
easyDNS.com
TZO.com
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Post by plobby » 2008-03-04 06:12

They are blocking port 25 completely in some areas. I believe they moved it to port 587. Just to let ya know..No port 80 at all either. Or 21...

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Post by redrummy » 2008-03-04 07:49

w00t! for 3rd-party firmwares! I'll be very sad the day my WRT54G dies...

DynDNS was good when I had DDNS, but for your own top-level domain it's not free. Can't speak for the others, so I guess it's go fish.

plobby:
They are blocking port 25 completely in some areas. I believe they moved it to port 587.
But 587 is for client submission only. You have to have 25 to receive. So if this is true and applies to simondsmason you might be up a creek w/o someone else to host or relay your mail for you.

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Post by ^DooM^ » 2008-03-04 10:30

Time to Move ISP I think. $100 a month for static IP is ridiculous.

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Post by simondsmason » 2008-03-04 15:10

My only other option is Fios (I tried DSL a while back but we are too far out and it was terrible). Fios just started installing in our neighborhood - but the cheapest static IP package is $99. I checked further on Comcast and it is over $100 to get their static IP package. Both of these guys only offer static IP as part of a business package - none allow it with residential service.

DD-WRT is great!!! I really put it to use forwarding ports all over the place!

It appears that No-IP has some nice services for $24.95 a year. This includes forwarding of ports to non-standard ports on your system. So if I understand it correctly, they will forward a port to a non standard port if it is being blocked. If I go with the cheapest Fios package that would be less than $50 a month and gives me great speed.
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