[Ma-linux] About to get FIOS--Some Questions
sheetzam at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 18 16:13:03 EDT 2010
Verizon is not yet using ipv6, nor routing it. Not sure what their time frame for doing so is, either.
Their routers are ok, not great, but ok. I'll echo the results of another responder: ip addresses seem fairly sticky. I'd not bother with getting the static IP until you find you need it. Once you get to someone who knows what you're talking about when calling into their phone tree, they're usually able to get you what you want quickly. So, getting it on the front end isn't so critical.
>From: Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net>
>Sent: Mar 18, 2010 12:39 PM
>To: ma-linux at calypso.tux.org
>Subject: [Ma-linux] About to get FIOS--Some Questions
>I've just learned my building now has FIOS trunks. Seems, as soon as
>my building management can reach agreement on marketing with Verizon, we
>residents will be able to opt for FIOS. Me? I can hardly wait.
>I'm curious about a couple of things ---
>Supposed Verizon is behind IPv6, but has anyone actually received a
>block of native v6 addresses from FIOS? Will they even know what the
>heck I'm talking about when I ask?
>Frankly, I'd be perfectly happy to go IPv6 exclusively, but doubt that's
>an option yet. Am I wrong?
>Alternatively, how dynamic are FIOS dynamic IPv4 addresses? Do they
>change hourly? Daily? Weekly Monthly? Hardly ever? All the time? In
>other words, is the approx $20 extra for a static IP worth the hassle if
>one needs to be reliably routable?
>Thanks in advance for all wisdom on this.
>Janina Sajka, Phone: +1.443.300.2200
> sip:janina at rednote.net
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