On 21 Dec 2000, at 0:44, Frank Shute wrote:
On Wed, Dec 20, 2000 at 10:57:46AM -0000, Nick Drage
> Just FYI - as long as you're on a Demon SDU or NDU ( Standard and
> Network Dial Up respectively ) you'll have a static IP address.
> Trust me, if Demon changed those to dynamic allocation you would
> have *definitely* heard by now ;)
<entering pedant mode>
I thought I'd mention that a static IP allows you
to have any number
of email addresses
Aaah, static or dynamic IP you can still have a anything(a)domain.name
type email setup, where you receive email for the entire
"(a)domain.name" - depending on what your ISP is capable of. UKLinux
is a well known example of this.
and you can then pick up your mail via SMTP from Demon
distribute it to your users via POP3 or IMAP. To my mind that's a
big benefit of using Demon.
Yes, definitely. Having email delivered to you by SMTP is a help,
and while this too can be done to dynamic IP addresses I've never
really seen it implemented, the authentication is a problem.
The static IP also makes the possibility of remote
admin via ssh a
relatively easy proposition.
Also makes IP address restrictions incredibly easy to implement on
anything you connect to :)
Hmm, could be interpreted as being a bit "salesy" there. So at this
point I should declare I am an employee of Demon@Thus, but not in a
sales / commission earning capacity. And I should add, AFAIK, Demon
aren't the only ISP offering static IPs on dialups, I believe
PowerNet in Milton Keynes offer the same.
Nick Drage - half understanding Pegasus until he gets his
Linux partition sorted out......