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Topic # 113455 17-Jan-2013 13:09
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It looks like Orcon have adopted a fairly standard practice for ISPs - any customer wishing to use a guaranteed fixed ip address must now pay for it - see http://www.orcon.net.nz/about/article/static_ip_addresses.

How volatile is an assigned IP address?  My understanding is that for your IP address to change your router would have to loose its connection to Orcon.  This means that as long as your router remains up and working your IP address wont change.  Genius VOIP users are unlikely ever to voluntarily power cycle/reboot/reset etc. because to do so takes out their phone service.  If this is correct then IP address changes should be rare.




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  Reply # 746330 17-Jan-2013 13:14
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I agree but for those few that have A records setup on their home DSL address if this does change from some reason I may be annoying....
While most routes stay up for long periods of time you most likely will get a new IP address if there is an outage.
If one wants the luxury of a static IP one must pay for it.

Most ISP's charge 10 - 20 per static IP address very few offer it for free or offer it as standard practice.




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  Reply # 746331 17-Jan-2013 13:14
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I think this is because they are starting to run low on IPv4 space, They've been asking for allocated ranges back from some clients or to justify their use of them




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