[access-uk] Re: Service Providers

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 10:22:12 -0000

Hi Richard,

I'm not Andrew, but hopefully I can try and explain. 

A Static Internet Protocol (IP) address is rather akin to
having your own telephone, as opposed to using say a choice
of 4 or 5 payphones near your house.

If you have your own telephone, your friends can call you at
home because you have a telephone number that doesn't
change.  On the other hand, if they were to try and call one
of the payphones, it would be somewhat hit and miss as to
whether or not you happened to be near one of the payphones
when they called.

In my case, I travel a fair amount, and there are times when
I want to contact my office or home systems to perhaps get
mail, or to send and received files.  If I didn't have a
specific IP address for each location, I would not be able
to reliably communicate.

I hope this is clear, but don't hesitate to ask if I've not
explained something very well, and I'll try to do better.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard
> Sent: 28 November 2005 21:16
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Service Providers
> Andrew, What is the practical difference of using a static
> address please?  Thanks.
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