Ignorant mass-media strikes again

Charles Sprickman spork at inch.com
Thu Dec 10 02:37:48 UTC 1998

On Wed, 9 Dec 1998, Jon Zeeff wrote:

> Is there equipment that, short of a fixed ip, tries to reassign the same
> ip back to the same user?  Ie, puts the ip address in a fifo but pulls it
> out early if it's the same user calling back.

When we started out years ago, every user got a static IP.  That's since
changed, but I've always thought a decent NAT between the dialup equipment
and the net would be nice.  The user would always get the same address
back and could resume their session...  I actually did the inverse at home
for some time with IPFilter's NAT.  I could have a bunch of term sessions
on various boxes and resume all of them when the router/pc dialed back in
after being dropped.  I did have a static IP, but only one for about 5


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