The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, Debtember 18, 2000

Double checking

I called Velotel to double check the IP addresses I have so once the IDSL unit comes in, I can plug it in and go. Got an IP address, along with the gateway address. An IP address. As in one.

I had ordered 13 (a block of 16—two can't be used, one is used for a gateway on their side, leaving me with 13). I asked about this, since on the form I had asked for a block of 13. It seems they don't give out such large blocks to residential customers, but I could get 5 (block of 8, two can't be used, one for gateway). Okay, sign me up for 5 IP addresses. They should be ready by the end of the day, we'll call you back.

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