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Re: [SLUG] [OT] Fixed IP ADSL

Richard Piper was once rumoured to have said:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, David Kempe wrote:
> > > I understand this does not happen with the cable service
> > 
> > Yeah cable is not reliant on PPP for auth, so it can easily give you back the 
> > same IP. Also it cable just doesn't disconnect no where near as much as ADSL.
> > My Telstra ADSL is waaay less stable than a Dingoblue dialup.
> > I dunno what i prefer anymore, stable 56K ($27/month) or unstable 
> > 500K(>$100/month).
> > Somewhere in between would be nice.
> > 
> Is there no way that the ADSL modem can be identified such that a lease of
> at least some duration can be assigned. I understand that with the bigpond
> direct service they will allow static IPs (?dhcp with permanent lease)

What is this lease crap?  ADSL is not DHCP allocated, Its based around
PPP.  PPP either operates dynically or statically, there is no lease
invovled at all.

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