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Topic # 11290 14-Jan-2007 12:38
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does xnet offer fixed ip to both personal and business customers and does it cost extra? (on adsl)

if not does anyone else? excluding orcon as they are the current supplier

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  Reply # 57854 14-Jan-2007 13:26
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I was looking at this issue earlier in the week because I am considering switching from TelstraClear (who currently provide me a Static IP address) to XNET.  Full details are here:

http://www.xnet.co.nz/pdfs/terms_xnet_acceptable_use_policy.pdf

The gist of it is:

Static IP addresses may be provided to customers on request at WxC’s discretion. Static IP address cannot be

used for hosting services where there is a possibility that spamming or any other activity detrimental to the

network can occur. This includes, but is not limited to open relays, P2P services or FTP. Any customer who

wishes to host service should contact WxC, as WxC will provide a Static IP where, in their reasonable opinion

these services can be managed effectively.


And no, there is no extra charge for a Static IP address at XNET.



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  Reply # 57855 14-Jan-2007 13:32
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do you mind me asking why you wish to leave TCL as we were looking at going with them

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Reply # 57857 14-Jan-2007 14:15
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...but is not limited to open relays, P2P services or FTP...
I can understand about Open relays, P2P services (to a degree - there are some legitmate uses for peer to peer) but FTP? 
Providing that its secured - whats the harm of FTP? 




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  Reply # 57861 14-Jan-2007 14:40
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cokemaster:
...but is not limited to open relays, P2P services or FTP...
I can understand about Open relays, P2P services (to a degree - there are some legitmate uses for peer to peer) but FTP?
Providing that its secured - whats the harm of FTP?

activity detrimental to the network can occur


No harm I guess, but certainly the ability to tie up a lot of bandwidth if misused (i.e. hosting a popular linux iso or similar)






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  Reply # 57899 14-Jan-2007 22:48
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rscole86: do you mind me asking why you wish to leave TCL as we were looking at going with them

Hi Ross,

Certainly, I'm happy to explain...

We have been with TelstraClear for a couple of years I guess, and there's been nothing wrong with the service in that time.

However, we are on a Max / Max plan with 2GB data cap priced at $53.95 including a $10 rebate so long as we spend more than $20 in toll calls with them every month.  I am just in the throes of moving 2 out of our 3 business lines across to VFX (VoIP lines).  Therefore we will no longer make any toll calls through TelstraClear for our voice lines, only the odd fax.  Consequently we will be hit with a $10 surcharge for our internet service making a total of $63.95 whereas I can get exactly the same service from XNET for $52 with no stipulation as to toll calls.  Therein lies the reason:  A saving of $14 per month Smile.


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  Reply # 57911 15-Jan-2007 09:38
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Grant

Same here I move from TCL Cable to Xnet HSI this Fri reason being TCL cable service stops 2 doors down from where I am moving too and they won't extend the service to me [involves digging up the road]

As you found for the xnet are less expensive for the high advertsied PDQ 1Gb plan would cost me $38.95 whereas the same at Xnet is $34.97 add to that the TCL price is only if I make $10 tolls so really the difference is $14 per month as you found. Furthermore no contract at at Xnet whereas with PDQ i have to sign for 12 months and pay a $100 penalty to relinquish

So I venture into the world of adsl...and 128K upload [vs my 2Mbit upload !]

So far xnet have been excellent already started using their webmail and dialup, the later just in case the adsl isn't provisioned in time for the weekend

I didn't know I could have a fixed ip - I'll see how I get on

I'll go to vfx when naked dsl comes [probably when Hailey's comet returns in 76 years LOL]










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  Reply # 58141 16-Jan-2007 23:25
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I also considered Telstraclear because 10layers had some pretty graphs suggesting they were the cheapest overall. However the mandatory toll spend is ultimately too annoying.

I like the payment in arrears with xnet. This is probably just pragmatism on their part because the undercharging element of their plans makes it harder to predict the bill in advance, but still it's nice to get that extra time. Also the usage meter app does the job without needing to have a browser window open all the time.




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  Reply # 58305 18-Jan-2007 20:56
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Flatmate changed to xnet and was assured that we could have a static IP, then wendy from xnet said no unless we went on a business plan, which didnt have the free national at the time, negating any benifit in moving, so it was back to orcon in that case.

Still tried to bill for more then a month too.

Another friend had one in order to get around there port 25 block that they do not warn you about anywhere on their site before you sign up, and they were all too eager to get him off it when one of his domains expired. Then they gave him one in another range because he was using it a lot on p2p.




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