Keith Keller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Rob Warnock <***@rpw3.org> wrote:
| > One static IP is a free option with Fusion, but it's a bit
| > tricky to run a mail [or any other] server
| It's tricky to run *any* mail server.
Well, yes. ;-} But Postfix makes it a lot easier than, say,
Sendmail (IMHO), especially the "smtpd_recipient_restrictions"
section. Get that right and your incominh spam falls *way* off...
| > if you also want
| > to use the default [read: required] modem/router/WiFi that
| > comes with Fusion. However, for an extra $10/month, they'll
| > allocate four static IPs for you, and then things get a *lot*
| > simpler to configure [see the "LAN Subports" feature].
| Can yoo configure their ADSL modem as a modem, and do the NAT
| routing with your own equipment? That's how my modem is configured,
| though I'm not using their new maintenance-plan modems (it is one I
| purchased from Sonic before they went to their $10/month modem lease).
| I have one static IP configured, and I can run all my services without
| problems behind my own DD-WRT-based router.
I think you can do something like that with their new PACE 4111N
modem, too, even without going into "bridge mode" [which works,
but is not supported by Sonic and so may revert without notice
if they have to access your modem remotely], by running the modem
with a static IP address then manually allocating static addresses
to your servers on the non-published internal (LAN) net, and then
hard-coding mappings for the well-known ports from the external address
to your internal server address(es). [Think "permanent reverse NAT".]
I think. I've never tried it myself, though I saw mention of it
on Sonic's user forum <https://forums.sonic.net/>. [I also saw
some mention of a "DMZ server" mode.]
 Since I have 4 static IPs, and for that "LAN Subports" works fine.
Rob Warnock <***@rpw3.org>
627 26th Avenue <http://rpw3.org/>
San Mateo, CA 94403