Question about insight static IP - Lexington, KY
I while back I saw a post about insight static IP's for broadband. Does anyone that has a static IP know if your allowed to host anything on your system when you have a static IP? I don't want to host a website or anything full time. I work from home and occasionally it'd be nice to give someone SSH access to one of my systems. So I'd like to be able to open port 22 for a day or 2 every once and a while. If I pay for a static IP will insight allow me to do this? Also, does anyone know how much it is for a static IP?
actions · 2012-Aug-17 11:41 am · (locked)
You can probably get away with it, I know for a while they were scanning all the lower ports for services. Back then they would notice and suspend your service. However a simple way around it is to change the ports, or if you have a nice router connected to the service you can have an external port like 20022 then redirect it to an internal 22 port.
However if you have a static IP that might release you from that requirement. I know that it only exists on residential services.
actions · 2012-Aug-17 12:13 pm · (locked)
|reply to cmconner1564 |
Static IP or not, you're still not allowed to host any servers/services on a residential account.
However, as singular said, at one time they were scanning known ports (21, 25, 80, 110, etc) to see if they could get responses from servers on them (think telnet into a mail server or anonymous FTP).
If you're just going to use SSH access I think you'll be OK. You don't even need a static IP. Just use one of the many free DNS services to associate your current IP to a name/URL.
actions · 2012-Sep-10 1:17 pm · (locked)
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