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A Virtual Dedicated IP for HTTP Requests?

The issue:

An online webadmin I use requires me to give them my IP before I can use their site. They add the IP to their allowed list and I can then login. I just moved to a location where a dedicated IP for myself is no longer possible. I cannot call them 3-5 times a week with a new IP as mine changes constantly.

The question: What's the easiest and/or cheapest way to get a dedicated IP? I'm not very savvy when it somes to this stuff, so the only solution I could think of is to get a dedicated server, remote into that, and check the site from there. But that solution is mucho expensivio.

What options are out there?

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Note: My new ISP doesn't give out Dedicated IPs at all. Doesn't make sense to me, but that's what they said... –  Sam Sep 30 '09 at 21:08
Also, I'm just a home user so the only internet connection I have is the one from the wall :) –  Sam Sep 30 '09 at 21:09
I too thought my IP address would stay pretty constant as it has everwhere else I lived (maybe changing 1-2 times a year). But no so anymore... –  Sam Sep 30 '09 at 21:10
exact duplicate (user crossposted): superuser.com/questions/49250/… –  quack quixote Feb 27 '10 at 15:25
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You could ask your ISP, you will provide you with a static IP at an extra cost.

Has your network not got a proxy you could use with it's own static public IP address?

The only other way is a longshot but you could register a dynamic dns name which will remain static and resolve to your dynamic IP address. Like I say this is a longshot and would depend on the webadmin (not many will support this).

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I just moved to a location where a dedicated IP for myself is no longer possible.

That's odd. On most ISP's, even if your IP is assigned dynamically, it will generally remember the last one you used, unless it's been a long time since you connected. If it's DSL, the modem stays connected 24/7, so to get a new IP you would literally have to disconnect your modem for a few days.

If you're using dialup, you're probably out of luck.

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It's not uncommon to get a new IP on every reconnect, around here anyway. –  bobince Sep 30 '09 at 21:12
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If you have access to a Linux/Unix shell via SSH on a box that has has a static IP address you can setup your web session to tunnel through that machine.

If you don't have access, there are some pretty cheap providers out there. I don't know if you get a static IP from NearlFreeSpeach.NET, but their hosting is cheap and you get a shell account. I'm sure you could get a good list of hosting providers that provide shell accounts and a static IP with a separate question.

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I don't think you get your own. It's a HTTP 1.1 setup. (Kick me if I don't know what I'm talking about). And they might get on to you for abusing the SSH like that... it's supposed to be for site administration. –  Nathaniel Jan 4 '10 at 6:08
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