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Newuser007

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Hi can you please tell me if all ISP are changing to static IP address ? as mine has now gone this way with out telling any body or is this so big brother is now watching us all

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wiz-king

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Makes life much easier but more wire needed, so with the arrival of optical fibre it get easier to have static IP addresses.

I have been with Virgin fibre and have had the same IP address for the last 5 years - I have had the same house for 25 years and that doesn't change address either!

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Newuser007

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yes it may make is easier but some of the ip address from when it was Dynamically have been blocked for spam emails if you get one of them and is just hard luck as my isp said this your ip and you will have to wait till they get it unblocked and how long that will take

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Secret-Squirrel

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"Hi can you please tell me if all ISP are changing to static IP address ?"

I'm sure that's not the case.

If you don't intend running a mail, FTP, or gaming server, or have no use for Windows Remote Desktop or similar, then you don't need a static IP address.

Your IP address is sent with every webpage request you make, and probably all your e-mails too, so if you have a static address then you're more vulnerable because a hacker could launch prolonged and sustained hacking attempts once they know your address. However, the average router should block those intrusion attempts.

If you're concerned about security (and your privacy) then get in touch with your ISP and ask them for a dynamic address.

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spuds

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I am not saying that its the right or correct way, but if you are really concerned, then there are some methods and download programs, that 'might' mask your address from the less professional. Perhaps similar to Do Not Track programs, but with a bit more edge on them?.

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bremner

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Wiz - King

Why do you need more wire?

IPv4 results in dynamic addressing due to the limited number of addresses available.

IPv6 will bring a static IP addressing as it will bring billions more addresses.

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