Static IP addresses for Dial-up

Paul Ferguson pferguso at
Mon Jan 29 13:12:37 UTC 1996

At 09:36 PM 1/29/96 +1100, Robert Elz wrote:

>That sounds like a perfect place for a dynamic address, however,
>if he had that, it would make life harder for me.   With his
>static address I can instal filters to give him more access to
>my system at home (which is basically permanently connected, and
>not a PC) than I allow all the rest of you.   (For Tony's
>benefit - no, this is not relying on source address filtering,
>I actually filter the packets that my system sends out, I will
>let it send packets to him that I won't let it send elsewhere,
>which has basically the same effect).

I can certainly understand the need for access control & security, but
with the use of a smart-card one-time password system, this is a moot

- paul

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