So the other day I came across a problem, that I couldn’t quite figure out. I wanted to be able to self host this WordPress blog, and also have my media server still be able to be connected to from the outside. So I figured that the easiest way to do this would to contact my provider (Comcast) and try to get two external IP addresses. I figured, heck if I do it at work all the time, why cant I do it here? Well according to Comcast, each device can only have one IP address on it at a time, and that having two external IP addresses is not allowed. They did not tell me how I can obtain a second IP address, or even try to figure out what they can do for me. I figure though, I may just have to break down, and get a Comcast Business account so i can have as many IP addresses as i want.
Also, currently this page is accessible from vpn.lbit.us, but i will be changing that soon, to probably either the default lbit.us or to www.lbit.us. However, no one will relay notice, as I believe I am the only one who uses this right now.
Another thought just occurred to me, why not get a second provider to handle the lighter workloads? I could get a cheap DSL line for about $30 where I am at, and that could handle this WordPress site? I have the modems and routers to handle the connection, so i don’t believe that would be a problem at all!