On Mon, February 4, 2008 17:04, Jerry McAllister wrote: > On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 11:18:12AM -0000, Reinhold wrote: > > >>> >>>>> If you are connecting to the ISP it would be better not to >>>>> specify IP to let them be negotiated. >>>> >>>> How will I go ahead and set the static ips for both my wan >>>> connections? >>>> >>> >>> If IPs are static then provider itself will negotiate them every time >>> same. If you will specify them and provider will request another, >>> negotiation will fail. So I would not recommend you to specify them. >>> >> >> Hi >> I spoke to our ISP today. I asked them if they can set one of my ips as >> the main ip that will be assigned every time I dail in and they told me >> no they can't do it because of some security thing on there side :-S >> >> Basicaly how they explained it to me is because I have 5 ips, when we >> dail in we get assigned a dynamic ip and on top of that I have to >> manually set the 5 ips to what ever services I would like them to be >> used for. If I want my WAN2 connection to use one of the 5 ips I have to >> manually set it so that all my out going connections will be using that >> ip. > > Your ISP CAN do this. They just won't because they don't want to make it > easy for you to run a server. They want to suppress your use. You > might check with other ISPs or twist their arm more, or get a little more > sophisticated by letting DHCP set the IPs and have your domain registered > through one of the nameserver services that will allow you to reset the > info each time you boot. Then, there are some utilities you can get to > check what IP got set and then notify that nameserver service. > > I don't remember offhand the names of any of those services or the > utilities you can use to talk to them, but there are several and you can > just do a little searching for them. > > ////jerry
Hi, I phoned them again, the first guy I spoke to didn't know what I wanted so after telling him to get me someone that I can talk to I was finally told that BT, our ISP does not support setting a static ip to a dsl line if you have 5 ips but, they do it when you have only 1 ip address. Weird I know. The guy then told me that if I need this type of support that I will have to go and find another ISP that does support this. How nice of them to tell me that. So I'm left with 5 ips that I need to some how set so that I can use them. Any help will be greatly apreasiated to get this working Regards Reinhold _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"