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dynamic IP Cablevision style

Discussion in 'Networking' started by plschwartz, Jul 7, 2002.

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  1. plschwartz

    plschwartz Thread Starter

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    Broadband is addictive and I couldn't live without it in our second home having it for a year in town. In town we have DSL but the only broadband for the country is Cablevision who I loath. But went ahead and got online service. Within 3 days we got hacked and someone used my daughters AOL acct to spam.
    I called Cable vision and asked them if I had static or dynamic IP. The techie told me that they change the address every two or three DAYS. Is there any possible reason for this or is this just their taking some cheap way out.
     
  2. wedor

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    It is customary to charge for a static or constant IP, it's easier and cheaper to just pull one out of a pool as needed. You can usually get a static IP if you are willing to pay for it.
     
  3. r3dw00d

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    Cablevision is stricly Home user Broadband. And you may hate it, but in NJ it is the fastest and most reliable broadband to be had.

    They use dynamic IPS to prevent people from hosting web servers or other externally addressable systems on an optimum online account. They have "lightpath" service for businesses which come with static IPS.

    Even so, where I am my IP changes once every 3 months or so, not every 3 days, but they told me the same thing. You got hacked? You mean you are not using a firewall? You must have a firewall with broadband, and that means either a router with a built in firewall, or another software firewall. Try Zonealarm, they have a FREE home user firewall, or BlackIce defender if you have some $ to spend. The best route is a router/hub such as the Linksys 4 port router hub. It has a built in firewall, and I have had every security expert I know(thats a lot of them cause it's my business)try and hack me and no dice. It's a good product. A

    Anyway, good luck, hope I helped.
     
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