I have a dynamic IP address. I would like to have a static IP, but Virgin Media don't allow static IPs for residential broadband services, even if you ask them really nicely and offer to pay for it without switching to a business tariff.
I am already registered with a dynamic DNS service which is updated by my router eg me.example.com will always resolve to my dynamic IP. This is fine for some circumstances, but not if you can only enter an IP address into configuration files/hardware etc like firewalls, subversion services etc etc.
Is there a way I can have a static IP address 'forwarding' to my dynamic IP?
Would a possible solution involve tunnelling? Setting up a private proxy? Please note the following:
- I am able to buy an IP address from my web host.
- I have access to a webserver and I am able to create custom DNS zones.
- I'm happy to have a webserver running at home if necessary also.
- I do not wish to change broadband providers.
- I am already aware of VM's "sticky IPs" which I am currently taking advantage of by leaving the modem on all the time
- I have zero control over the services that require the IP address entering so I cannot tackle the problem that way round (services I need to access are at work).
PS I've tried googling this issue, but it is very difficult to search for as most results are related to dynamic dns (which I already have set up and isnt quite what I'm after)