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Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Sep-16 16:29:26
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BT Retail IP addresses


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How "sticky" is a BT Retail ipv4 IP address? Also to what extent has BT Retail rolled out ipv6 to its customers?

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Tue 13-Sep-16 21:11:35
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when I was on BT they were not very sticky, a sync event on the modem or new ppp session would change the ip.

I think their ipv6 will be rolled out within 12 months as I think they very close to rolling it out now.

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Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Sep-16 21:55:37
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Thanks. As an FTTC connection is now available to me I was wondering whether to move to BT Retail for the first year (12 month contract, new user discount, Quidco etc.) or to stick with what I've got which includes a fixed iP address. Having waited nearly five years to get to this point it's now decision time! smile


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Standard User ironman12345
(learned) Tue 13-Sep-16 23:35:33
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In reply to a post by MCM:
Thanks. As an FTTC connection is now available to me I was wondering whether to move to BT Retail for the first year (12 month contract, new user discount, Quidco etc.) or to stick with what I've got which includes a fixed iP address. Having waited nearly five years to get to this point it's now decision time! smile

If you really need a static [fixed IP] then stay where you are, but if a dynamic IP that could change often does not worry you then a move to FTTC might be better.
If you use web servers , mail servers or any server that requires a static IP then they will need updating by remote software such as "NOIP" etc.
Standard User Trolltamer
(regular) Tue 13-Sep-16 23:50:19
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BT have never had a "sticky IP" as far as I know but Zen offer a free static IP on FTTC and nearly a year in it has been a good service. All depends on how much a static IP is needed, if you have a good line could last 4 weeks but it will change as soon as you get a drop or a new session forced by BT.

Hope that helps,

Dave
Standard User David_W
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Sep-16 00:33:02
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If MCM's profile is correct, he's currently with Plusnet.

Zen will give a static IPv4 address as you say. On request, they will allocate a static IPv6 /48. They might still agree to a free IPv4 /29 if requested at signup, you can justify allocation of the addresses and persuade them your system is capable of routed IPv4.



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