Where to buy Internet IP addresses
mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Fri May 1 19:24:06 CDT 2009
On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 09:40:23AM +1000, Mark Andrews wrote:
> In message <49FB4661.8090503 at west.net>, Jay Hennigan writes:
> > LEdouard Louis wrote:
> > > Optimum Online business only offer 5 static IP address.
> > >
> > > Where can I buy a block of Internet IP address for Business? How much
> > > does it cost?
> > Only five? Really? Our basic residential users get 18 quintillion
> > addresses, and business users get 65536 times that many. Tell them you
> > need a few more. :-)
> Actually residential users do. One /64 is not enough. On
> can argue about whether a /56 or a /48 is appropriate for
> residential users but a single /64 isn't and residential
> ISP's should be planning to hand out more than a single /64
> to their customers.
How many home users (or even small businesses) have more than one subnet at
the moment (behind NAT, presumably)? As a percentage of subscribers, what
does that equate to?
Handing out an IPv6 /56 to a DSL or cable customer should be handled much
the same way as giving them an IPv4 /29 is today -- ask, and it shall be
provided, but it's wasteful to do so by default.
 Just because we've got a lot of it, doesn't mean we should be pissing it
up against the wall unnecessarily. A motto for network engineers and
[M]ost of the other people here [...] drive cars that they have personally
built (starting with iron ore, charcoal, and a Malaysian turn-signal tree)
[...] but I wimp out on all of those points. Sometimes there are advantages
to paying somebody else to do it for you. -- Matt Roberds, in the Monastery
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