On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 02:52:45PM +0100, Dave Burke wrote:
> 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
That refers to dial-up, which by is not always-on. The problem there
being that with static allocations, an ISP would require an IP per
customer. With dynamic allocations, an ISP would require an IP per
[max-ever-dial-in-at-once + saftey-mumble ], so clearly there is a
saving in real terms.
With ADSL, which is designed to be always-on, this saving does not
exist. Or at least exists only to the extent that a proportion of
customers may not actually leave their modems always on. Is this
typically a high proportion?
Not that residential customers should get static assignments mind
you, I can't imagine the horror of them dealing with whois abuse
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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