[lug] Getting mail out of the Qwest/MSN mire

David L. Anselmi anselmi at anselmi.us
Thu Jul 6 20:57:59 MDT 2006

Bear Giles wrote:
> David L. Anselmi wrote:
>> For me it was cheaper to get a static IP than to get an account with 
>> email.  But a static IP wil avoid the delivery problems you're having 
>> too.
> Not necessarily.  It depends on how the netblock is registered.
> Comcast offers 'business class' service, but the "permanent" IP 
> addresses (which are really long-duration DHCP leases) are in the same 
> netblock as regular consumer IP addresses so they're still blocked.

Qwest's are a separate block.  And they put my domain in my IP's PTR 
record (well, that took a call to support because their web app was broke).

FWIW, over a year ago I asked Comcast how much a static IP cost (for 
business class) because their AUP said no servers without a static IP. 
Their answer was, "we don't do static IPs so I guess you can run a 
server anyway."  The IP hasn't ever changed even though it is assigned 
by DHCP.


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