On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 11:57:29AM +0100, dude ilug wrote:
> How do you get public IP addresses?
>> As far as I know Magnet are just dishing them out to their customers.
> Perhaps things will get interesting rather quickly, in terms of how much of
> their assigned range is left, if a days comes when all customers are
> connected with a couple of home machines.
When they get to about 80% of their address space used they'll just ask
their RIR (RIPE) for more. IP addresses have no value in themselves so
essentially they're "free" for the ISP. That said they may have to pay a
nominal amount extra if the allocation pushes them into another RIPE
member bracket (Eg, Extra-small -> Small).
The charges for RIPE members are listed in the URL below and as you can
see they're very nominal particularly in a business such as an ISP where
you may be investing 10's or 100's of millions of Euro per year into your
If they have a legitimate need for addresses and a plan to justify them
to the RIR they should have no problem getting as many addresses as
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