Getting a static IP on ADSL

Howard Lowndes lannet at
Thu Apr 11 11:03:02 EST 2002

Don't get confused between Bigpond Direct ADSL and Bigpond Broadband ADSL.

BPB ADSL is reasonably priced with dynamic IP. BPD ADSL is about 5 times
the cost with static IP.  BPB ADSL do have a residential and a business
plan.  The resi plan prohibits servers and has a 3gb cap.  The busi plan
permits servers but volume charges.

You can run servers on a dynamic IP if you use one of the dynamic DNS
hosting services.

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Daniel McNamara wrote:

> Hi Tim,
> This is where I get confused. According to the Bigpond ADSL pricing page
> they have home and business plans which to me look like they have exactly
> the same pricing but I'm having difficulties seeing the actual differences
> between the two. I've got a sinking feeling that unless I shell out a lot
> more money I'm not going to get one. I notice WebOne has ADSL with static
> IP's avaible (however with no pricing scheme which probably means I can't
> afford it) - has anyone had experience with this?
> Cheers
> Daniel
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Potter" <tpot at>
> To: "Daniel McNamara" <drm at>
> Cc: <linux at>
> Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 10:32 AM
> Subject: Re: Getting a static IP on ADSL
> > On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 10:27:38AM +1000, Daniel McNamara wrote:
> >
> > > $100 a month. Telstra's web site doesn't seem to able to give me a
> straight
> > > answer and I really don't know of any other ADSL providers in Canberra
> but
> >
> > Depending who you call at Telstra you won't get a straight answer about
> > this either.  I don't think you'll be able to get a static IP from
> > them at $100/month.  Static IPs are considered a business plan, not
> > residential.
> >
> >
> > Tim.

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