[lug] comcast and multiple IPs
gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Wed Jun 9 09:01:31 MDT 2004
Let's face it. The Comcast IP's are some of the most heavily probed out
there. Bad guys know that there is a whole class A full of unsecured
machines that are hanging out there in the breeze. If you consider that
you can buy a cheapie cable router for about $40.00, or turn an old
Linux machine into a firewall/router, it's really inexcusable to not do
I have Linux router with about 5 machines behind it, and I haven't seen
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From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us
[mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us] On Behalf Of Chip Atkinson
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 7:36 AM
To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
Subject: Re: [lug] comcast and multiple IPs
I got the same letter myself. One of the four options that they list is
"Purchase your own router from a retail location and connect it
which will allow you to have multiple devices connected to the internet,
but still use only one IP address"
While I don't know everything about networking and was reminded of that
fact recently, I don't believe that an extra IP assignment from a DHCP
server on comcast would cost that much in processing on their end.
Oh, I bet the reason may be that their equipment throttles bandwidth
on IP address, and the limitation is not on the cables.
It's not a big deal though. It's their playground, and if I don't like
it, I can always go back to the modem. (as if!)
On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, D. Stimits wrote:
> > Oh, on another note, one of my co-workers called Comcast and asked
> > if they were only allowing one PC or one IP address per household.
> > Nobody could answer his question.
> They very distinctly said one PC. There were astounded when I told
> we'd paid for 5 email addresses (we paid for 5 IP's) and they were not
> ALL being used from one machine. While I have phrased it at times as 5
> email addresses, during installation and prior conversations it was
> DEFINITELY 5 independent IP addresses. But those terms change without
> notice monthly, and when they do, Comcast throws out the records of
> prior deals (I mean this literally, not figuratively, any deal older
> than 2 months is purged from their system). It may depend on who you
> ask, but I brought it all the way up to the manager there at the time,
> he claims a lot of things that were not true. The word that comes to
> mind is something like "hogwash". Apparently they are pushing to gain
> new "optional features" that people can pay more from, as well as
> to remove more than one IP from each household as a newer policy.
> D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net
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