[SATLUG] Static IP Address

Wes Henderson whendersonii at gmail.com
Sat May 4 09:54:18 CDT 2013

I was also going to suggest this. Below are the exact steps:

1. Set up a dyndns account.
2. Choose a domain name.
3. Install ddclient on your linux box.
4. Notify the client to change the firewall from your ip address to your
dyndns domain name.
On May 3, 2013 2:33 PM, <rabie at rabie.net> wrote:

> I would say, create a free dyndns account and register a hostname
> that will point to your public IP, try to configure your router or a
> free client to update that periodically.
> Now at the firewall level,
> have them add a hostname instead of the IP and what ever their DNS
> resolves to will be your latest IP address.
> Cheers,
> On 2013-05-03
> 13:27, buddylee48 wrote:
> > Get a VPS with a static ip, have them open
> the firewall for that machine.
> >
> >> From there you have a couple
> options:
> >
> > 1. Forward all traffic through to the client (ie. ssh,
> vpn, etc...)
> > 2. Use that VPS by logging in remotely
> >
> > a VPS is
> probably cheaper than what AT&T asks for and I'll will tell you
> > this
> now, AT&T is notorious for blocking certain kinds of traffic.
> >
> Tunneling will circumvent this (ie VPN), but can be slightly difficult
> to
> > setup if you've never done this before.
> >
> > besides VPS's are
> great, you can start up an irssi client and connect to
> > freenode and
> finally chat with us lonely folk and idle forever!
> >
> > On Fri, May 3,
> 2013 at 2:20 PM, Mike Wallace <m.a.wallace at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> This
> isn't a Linux question per se, but I thought that perhaps someone else
> here has encountered a situation similar to what I'm facing. I work with
> a client who has a very strict firewall policy and my public IP address
> is specifically included in the firewall rules. This is fine until my IP
> address updates, and I am locked out until I contact my client and have
> him update the firewall. When my IP resets, I get seemingly random
> address from the 68.x.x.x or 69.x.x.x networks. My client doesn't want
> to create exemptions for such large address ranges. The best solution
> would be for my client to set up VPN access, but is there anything that
> I can do on my end to get a static IP set up without having to pay an
> unworldly charge to AT&T? Buying a static IP from AT&T is ungodly
> expensive -- more than double my current monthly payment -- so that's
> out. I've heard that U-verse IPs change rarely, but U-verse is not
> available in my neighborhood, which is weird since I am well inside San
> Antonio. The idiots working the phones at AT&T can't answer any
> questions outside of whatever they read "answers" out of. I couldn't
> even get a straight answer to basic questions like "you're quoting me
> the price of ONE static IP address, not a block of 8 or 16, right?" For
> the record, I called on different occasions and got the same "answers"
> no matter who I talked to. Anyway, as I said, the obvious solution is
> for my client to set up VPN access. In lieu of that, is there anything
> that I can do to circumvent AT&T to get a static IP? I'd even take a
> dynamic IP address if it only updated a couple times a month instead of
> a couple times a week. I don't mind paying a little a month for a static
> IP, but not the unreasonable AT&T price. Ideas? --
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