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Topic # 113563 20-Jan-2013 19:42 Send private message

Hey guys

Telecom as you you know are
changing people over to the newer ubs bb from the older dsl (fipd) bb internet.
Thing is if you have a so called dynamic ip address its basically a static for
12 weeks! Why are they doing this please and why is it possible someone else
could be on the same ip address as you!??

I personally don't like this,
I thought I was on a dynamic, Id turn my router off and in a couple of hours Id
have a new ip address.. now that is not happening? Anyone know why telecom are
doing this? Ive read around they are not the only ones doing it.

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  Reply # 747944 20-Jan-2013 20:56 Send private message

You should always have a unique IPV4 address, regardless of whether you are on FIPD or BBA flavours of Telecom Retail Broadband. No-one else should be assigned the address you have.

As for the 'sticky' dynamic IP addresses. That's done for a mix of practical reasons, none of which are particularly interesting or relevant to end users.

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  Reply # 748051 21-Jan-2013 08:17 Send private message

Sticky basically means your IP won't change everytime you reconnect, but it is not static either.

It could be the same for many days/weeks/months, but change without warning.

Typically, anyone with specific IP address needs a static IP address, and pays (or not) an ISP for that service.

Dynamic IPs are Dynamic on different terms for different ISPs at their discretion (to fit their needs).

The -need- for a dynamic IP is probably dubious at best, and no ISP guarantees the frequency of change of a dynamic IP.

As mentioned, VPN services, or other anonymising services will let you get a different IP for various uses.




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