JP Vossen on 12 Oct 2011 15:08:47 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] verizon dsl static external address

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Ron Kaye Jr<>  wrote:
 they send an address via dhcp that seems to change frequently enough.
 can i get them to provide a static ip for a homenet?

As other folks have said, I'm surprised it changes often as well. Neither my FiOS nor my Comcast residential DHCP changes more often than once every couple of years unless the bridge has a 10+ minute power outage.

1) Is your bridge (cable "modem" or whatever) stable?
2) Are the MAC address of the device behind the bridge and the device itself stable?

If they aren't, if you can make them stable that might fix the problem. If not, the other suggestions about running a script or ddclient are your best bet.

There is some bash code to get started with in the cookbook:
Other tools:

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