JP Vossen on 11 Jan 2008 23:12:37 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Comcast & Mail Servers

 > Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 21:36:38 -0500
 > From: "Brian Vagnoni" <>

 > [... Comcast is] now allowing people with residential service to 
obtain "unrestricted" business class high speed accounts without 
changing their residential TV service.
 > They will also provide the much desired reverse lookups for your 
domain name along with 5 to 13 static WAN IP's.

OK, but are they giving you static IPs *outside* their normal (which is 
to say normally blacklisted) DHCP ranges?

And can they actually get the DNS right?  DNS (well, stable, usable DNS) 
has long been one service that Comcast simply can't wrap their little 
minds around.  I'm convinced that 90% of the "my Internet isn't working 
right" problems my neighbors have seen (not counting actual outages, 
which in my area were never bad), is just that the Comcst DNS 
infrastructure doesn't work right.  I never had any of those problems, 
but I switched to using Speakeasy (I'm also their customer) and later 
OpenDNS servers almost as soon as I got Comcast.

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