Static IP addresses for Dial-up

Piet Beertema Piet.Beertema at
Mon Jan 29 10:53:01 UTC 1996

    Demon Internet Services provide an  IP address for every dial-up 
    customer. Most other ISPs have taken the view that this is a waste
    of valuable IP space and allocate IP addresses dynamically.
    How should our industry respond to ISPs who behave selfishly and
    do not take into account the good of the network?
Is it just selfish or do they have good reasons?
Dynamic address assignment and (static!) access
control don't go very well together, which could
be a reason for static address assignment.


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