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Topic # 88715 22-Aug-2011 10:08
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I'm after some reference / wiki with regards to what I am calling an 'ISP refresh' (not sure what it is actually called).
From my understanding this is a well practiced for DSL connections especially, which allows ISP's to renew IP's and stop the use of peer to peer networking and mail servers etc...

Can anyone please point me in the right direction as to how it is actually used within the NZ ISP arena, and how many 'refreshes' would be expected over the course of a calendar month.


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  Reply # 509820 22-Aug-2011 10:09
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Every ISP would be different

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  Reply # 509831 22-Aug-2011 10:26
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Well it just so happens it is Vodafone we are with... so any ideas?

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  Reply # 509841 22-Aug-2011 10:40
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Restart your modem wait a few minutes and you will get a new IP

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  Reply # 509846 22-Aug-2011 10:44
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There answer to your question is "it depends".

If you power cycle your modem you may get a new IP from the BRAS. Other than this IP changes typically won't occur while DSL sync is up.

Not allocating static IP's is nothing to do with blocking P2P.




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  Reply # 510171 22-Aug-2011 21:40
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i'd like to refer you to this thread, where the OP was complaining because he was being *given* a static IP, where he didnt want one. He felt that the ISP was forcing him to accept something that wasnt in the contract....

In my experience, some ISPs churn IP addresses quickly, others have semi-permanent IP addresses. Some you can pay extra to get a static ip. It all comes down to how the ISP chooses to manage its IP Pool(s), and isnt normally decided as the result of a desire to 'block p2p' (they use other techiques for this), or to 'screw gamers'.

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