[lug] comcast and multiple IPs

Mr Viggy viggy at peakpeak.com
Sun Jun 13 09:20:37 MDT 2004

Yep, you're right.  I have not been in a situation where I need a real 
Ip addy for anything.  My Linux firewall/NAT/DHCP does wverything I 
need, and when I do want to host games, I just punch holes in the 
firewall (with a few shell scripts).

And, I'll say it again, I'm glad it was Qwest to my front door before 
Comcast, considering all the things I'm reading about them!



D. Stimits wrote:
> D. Stimits wrote:
>> Mr Viggy wrote:
>>> Yes, I know, this is OT...
>>> Dude, are we talking about personal Internet, or Business?  Because,
>>> what you decribe is close to business.  I can't tell you how to run your
>>> family, but even there, one can say, "Hey, look, only ONE person can
>>> play a gome on the Net at a time!"  And, if my family were to say,
>>> "No!", my response would be, "Okay, you pay for your share!"  Funny,
>>> this all sounds familiar....
>> Come on, lighten up. Other people are looking up stocks on paid 
>> financial report sights from more than one comp. The same login name 
>> from the same IP seems to confuse them. As for games, that's just part 
>> of it. Separate IP's ARE a good way to track it. The problem is, 
>> comcast keeps changing and saying different parts of the same thing 
>> are now to be charged for twice. Sort of going to a restaurant, and 
>> having the sandwich cut in half for years, then suddenly hearing them 
>> say "but that's 2 sandwiches! You have to pay for 2!". When it is a 
>> commercial business to look up personal stocks I'll kiss their 
>> behinds. And quit using the Internet.
> Btw, I'm surprised you've never heard of people sharing cable in a house 
> and having roommates. It beats paying for a separate phone line and 
> having 56k for each person. But there is no way in hell anyone here 
> wants to either wait for the other person when they are paying to do 
> something else, whether it is a phone line to use or whether it is a 
> stock report or whether it is a game...they pay they shouldn't have to 
> be limited. We share and pay for extra IP's. Comcast however has upped 
> the cost of the extra IP's by 20 dollars over the last year based 
> entirely on splitting and nickel and diming us each time we call the 
> service center for failures. It isn't possible to get a failure fixed 
> here without the bill being evaluated for how much more they can charge. 
> You might be satisfied with paying more for less and unilateral change 
> of contract terms but I'm not. As for the topic of why real IP's are 
> sometimes better, you just are not in the right situation to appreciate 
> it if you thing NAT does it all, that's just crap.
> D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net
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