John Coleman wrote:
>I still don't fully understand why ISPs use dynamic IPs for
>"always-on" broadband, or at least why they don't offer a choice
>between dynamic and static.
>Marketing spiel could be used on the Joe Plebs to ward them away from
>static IPs ie "You'll have only the one address and HAX0RS can keep
>attacking you once they've found your IP. Run scared".
Because we don't own the IP addresses that are allocated to us and we have to work under the terms that they are given to us by RIPE.
For example, see http://www.ripe.net/ripencc/tips/alltips.html#13
IOLBB is a product geared at the residential market, where 99.9% of the users neither know about nor care about having a static IP address. Whereas, the Esat corporate ADSL product does come with a static IP as it's geared towards business's who do need to be able to ssh in etc etc.
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