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Topic # 157473 2-Dec-2014 13:51
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We've just launched out Static IP- Yippee! Get yours for a one-off fee of $45 at bigpipe.co.nz

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When submitting your order on our website, you will see the option to select and add a Static IP to your plan. You will be billed the $45 on your first invoice.

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xisting customers

If your currently a Bigpipe customer and want to get a Static IP, please just submit a support ticket here






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  Reply # 1187092 2-Dec-2014 13:53
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Great to see static ips are out now!




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  Reply # 1187154 2-Dec-2014 15:12
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Fee of $45?


Oooo oooo ooooo ooooo!





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  Reply # 1187311 2-Dec-2014 18:39
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For anyone interested, the IP I have appears to have been assigned to Maxnet previously, and is not listed in and RBLs that matter.

It does fail RBLs which check PTR records, because currently no PTR is assigned. It would be nice if Bigpipe allowed us to set this through the Web interface. I did request this to be set, but they seem to have forgotten. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about ignorant twats who can't read RFCs, and don't know that HELO validation and blocking mail delivery on such, is strictly prohibited.

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  Reply # 1187329 2-Dec-2014 19:04
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Blocking email on anything you like it totally allowable, you are not required to accept anything from anybody.

IMO blocking based on failure to set up proper DNS is a sensible second line of defense against things that make it past not being in PBL's




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  Reply # 1187366 2-Dec-2014 19:29
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richms: Blocking email on anything you like it totally allowable, you are not required to accept anything from anybody.

IMO blocking based on failure to set up proper DNS is a sensible second line of defense against things that make it past not being in PBL's


Blocking mail delivery based on HELO validation, which includes checking the HELO matches the PTR, is strictly prohibited. Subsequently blocking mail based on that criteria isn't explicitly prohibited (e.g. in spam filtering rules), but many configurations will not allow mail delivery to proceed to that point.  This behaviour also breaks the requirement that mail servers always make an effort to deliver to postmaster.

While a client/server may present a FQDN, it is also entirely acceptable, and explicitly permitted to provide a sensible value instead, usually an address literal. Many servers will block on that, again in violation of the RFC.

Further, a FQDN does not require a PTR record to match any given hostname. This is nonsensical given there is a one to many relationship between A (or AAAA) records and IP addresses, but a one to one relationship between PTR records and IP addresses. So no, proper DNS from the point of view of SMTP, doesn't mandate anything for PTR.

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  Reply # 1187376 2-Dec-2014 19:39
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"strictly prohibited" is one of those made up things by RFC nerds.

It the recipiants server and up to them to filter and reject as they see fit. Effective ways of blocking things may violate RFC as it is written, but has little to no effect on legitimate email providers ability to send to you as they are set up in general properly.




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  Reply # 1187377 2-Dec-2014 19:41
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richms: "strictly prohibited" is one of those made up things by RFC nerds.

It the recipiants server and up to them to filter and reject as they see fit. Effective ways of blocking things may violate RFC as it is written, but has little to no effect on legitimate email providers ability to send to you as they are set up in general properly.


I have thirteen years experience implementing standards compliant software, so yes, I am one of those RFC nerds. I would hardly call it "made up" however, it's written in black and white.

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  Reply # 1187421 2-Dec-2014 20:30
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That was the straw that broke the camels back. Finally succumbed to Big Pipes cheap and compelling offering smile.

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  Reply # 1188163 3-Dec-2014 18:23
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Hi, perhaps slightly off topic but didn't see much point opening a new thread for this. How are your IPv6 plans going? Any chance of it by the end of the year?

(Off topic because I'm not so fussed whether it's a static range you assign. And I do have SixXS for a long time. Actually quite a while ago the traffic graphs suggested I may have been the major contributor during offpeak periods. But would be nice to have ISP native IPv6 particularly since it means I can set it up for everyone with my router easily but I'm never sure if it's a good idea with SixXS now that so many things can use IPv6 including most Google.)

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  Reply # 1188168 3-Dec-2014 18:31
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Nil Einne: Hi, perhaps slightly off topic but didn't see much point opening a new thread for this. How are your IPv6 plans going? Any chance of it by the end of the year? (Off topic because I'm not so fussed whether it's a static range you assign or not. And I do have SixXS for a long time, actually a long time ago the traffic graphs suggested I may have been the major contributor during offpeak periods.)


I doubt we'll see IPv6 by the end of the year, it doesn't seem like a priority.

I'm really only replying to this to make sure BigPipe is aware that we need allocations larger than /64. I've seen many VPS providers who allocate a handful of IPv6 addresses, but they aren't intended to be used that way. A /64 should be considered the minimum allocation on a connection, and realistically a larger address space is needed by many to work nicely with autoconfiguration across multiple subnets (e.g. separate wired, and wireless networks in my case). While I want IPv6, I'd prefer it be done properly, otherwise I'll still be relying on SixXS which won't be around forever.

SixXS has been great. We've used it for >100GB of downloads per month, free. Can't complain about that, but I do wonder how viable it will be to operate, and the standard or performance we should expect, once everyone connecting to the service is on 100Mbs^-1 of faster connections.

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  Reply # 1191768 8-Dec-2014 19:56
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Handle9: That was the straw that broke the camels back. Finally succumbed to Big Pipes cheap and compelling offering smile.


So I got connected today and have got to say I am incredibly impressed. We have mediocre sync rates for central Auckland with about 6Mb. On Netflix, after the 5-6 min of buffering, I was getting 4300kbps at 1920 x 1080 which I have never seen here before. This is a significant and welcome improvement on every other ISP I have been with.

Well done Bigpipe, I am very happy with the move.

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