On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 09:43:04AM +0000, Dave Wilson wrote:
> The procedure now is to apply to your ISP for as many addresses as you need,
> and they'll be assigned to you from their RIPE allocation (or ARIN or APNIC,
> depending on the part of the world you're from). Your ISP should have the
> necessary documentation.
The bit that mightily pisses me off about this procedure is that as far as I
can see ISPs now regard IP addresses as being in their gift and charge
accordingly. Routable IP addresses are of course a scarce resource, largely
because of stupid decisions made years ago, but we all know about the
benefits of hindsight :-) If charging for IP addresses is designed to manage
scarcity by price, a classic form of rationing, I'd like to know where the
money so obtained goes - into the coffers of the ISP, no doubt.
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