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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You can live without a static IP address. If you use a dynamic dns host such as dyndns or easydns, and have them manage your dns entry, all you have to do is update the entry whenever you lose the PPPoE connection and get a new address. A shortish time to live on your DNS entries is important so that sites don't keep a cached copy of the old address for a long time.

    I've done this for years, and have switched between the two dns providers (for no important reason), and switched adsl providers (because Bell Sympatico stopped being sympatico) without any change in my domain name. My new ADSL provider is happy to provide static IP for an extra $5.00/mo on top of the $35/mon for the basic service but I'd gotten so ued to having dynamic IP working that I didn't get it. (Sympatico didn't offer static IP as an option for residential customers at all when I started and business rate were $200/mo for the same service + static IP + extra things that I didn't want.)

    E-mail me for more details or questions.