Notice

From Verizon: “On June 30, 2017, Verizon will stop issuing new Public Static IPv4 addresses due to a shortage of available addresses. Customers that currently have active Public Static IPv4 addresses will retain those addresses, and Verizon will continue to fully support existing Public Static IPv4 addresses.”

Key points:
– Verizon is going to stop issuing NEW Public Static IPv4 addresses on June 30, 2017.
– Only NEW addresses and installations are affected.
– Verizon will continue to issue public dynamic IPv4 addresses to devices on their network (aka DHCP addresses).
– Digi is committed to helping customers navigate this transition.

FAQs

Q: “Am I impacted?”
A: If you are planning to install devices with a Public Static IP address on the Verizon network after June 30 2017, yes, you will need to make a change.

Q: “How do I know if I am using a Public Static IP address?”
A: Verizon can tell you this; alternatively, Digi is working with Verizon to determine whether a specific IP range has been assigned to Digi routers with Public Static addressing.

Q: “Does this mean I need to evaluate and qualify a replacement device with IPv6?”
A: No. Other options for your IPv4 device are described below.

Q: “What should I do?”
A: Public Static IP addressing exposes your network to frequent and increasingly aggressive malicious probing. It poses a significant security risk and should be avoided. Carriers have seen an increase in malicious probing from 2-3/week to 2-3/hour. This unsolicited network traffic poses a security risk and an additional data cost burden.
Solutions include:
– Using a Private APN with Static IP; this involves additional time and cost but offers the best combination of simplicity and security.
– Use Public Dynamic addressing and DynDNS
Customers are also encouraged to talk to a Digi Sales Engineer about options most appropriate for your application.

Q: “What is Digi doing to help?”
A: Digi is working with Verizon to determine whether a specific IP range has been assigned to Digi routers with Public Static addressing. We have also created documentation and a video to help explain how to use a Private APN in conjunction with Digi Remote Manager, available here:
– App Note: ftp://ftp1.digi.com/support/documentation/QN_45_Configuring%20to%20DRM%20through%20Web%20Proxy.pdf
– Video: https://www.digi.com/blog/cellular/how-to-meet-critical-infrastructure-requirements-with-cellular-lte-devices/

 

 

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