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    Static ip and running servers - no help from Sky directly

    This is a discussion on Static ip and running servers - no help from Sky directly within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Need some info - apologies if this has been asked many times before. Looking to move away from Metronet... I ...

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      Question Static ip and running servers - no help from Sky directly

      Need some info - apologies if this has been asked many times before.

      Looking to move away from Metronet...

      I currently have static IP and run a mail and web server.

      Do Sky (on connect or any other package) offer static IP + open ports to allow hosting on port 25 and port 80?

      Tempting offer of 5/month at the mo for Sky Connect....

      Thanks

      Nutz


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      Re: Static ip and running servers - no help from Sky directly

      Unfortunately, none of the Sky packages offer a static ip service.

      DSLZone

      It is perfectly easy to open ports 25 and 80 on your router but if I have misunderstood you there please correct me.

      Something to keep in mind:

      Base Package = 2gb Usage Limit
      Mid Package = 40gb Usage limit
      Max package = "Unlimited Limit" with fair usage policy (basically don't take the...)

      How much data will your email/web server be transferring?

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      Re: Static ip and running servers - no help from Sky directly

      Not really talking about alot of data - I currently use around 20-25gig/month - have run my own private mail/web server for a few good years now with various ISP's with no probs - but not having a static IP will be a problem (although possible work around - but not ideal...).

      Was looking to continue to use my Vigor2800 and from what I've read this should be possible once i've got my user/pass details out of the supplied router.

      So basically to sum things up, yes it's possible to host - but you'd need to work around the dynamic ip....?

      Nutz

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      Re: Static ip and running servers - no help from Sky directly

      Quote Originally Posted by nutkracker View Post
      So basically to sum things up, yes it's possible to host - but you'd need to work around the dynamic ip....?

      Nutz
      Yes, the Sky router has the facility to use a Dynamic DNS Service, Sky do not block any ports on the LLU packages, BASE, MID or MAX. AFAIK they do not block any on Connect, only traffic shape.




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      Re: Static ip and running servers - no help from Sky directly

      Well I've a bit more correspondence with Sky, and this is the latest....

      We run port blocking on all of our Broadband services in order to maintain the quality of service for all of our customers, you will therefore not be able to run a mail or web server.
      We block ports 25, 80, 8080 and 3128.
      The IP address assigned to you with Sky Broadband is dynamic which means that it will be different every time you reboot the Sky Broadband Box.
      We do not provide static IP addresses.


      Oh well..

     

     

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