IP adresss management verification
chucklist at forest.net
Mon Nov 13 17:20:38 UTC 2006
At 11:41 AM -0500 11/13/06, David Hubbard wrote:
>From: Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
>> SSL is a technical justification for separate IP
>> addresses for web hosts. Virtual servers is another
>> technical justification for assigning multiple IP
>> addresses to a single physical server.
>What I meant was we require a technical justification to
>give a dedicated IP to a customer
As do we.
>but many hosts do not,
>or they use it as a revenue add by charging for having
>a dedicated IP when there's no technical reason for it.
The most ridiculous justification these days is the urban myth** that
having sites with unique IP addresses, and preferably from different
/24 networks, somehow magically increases your "SEO" and lands you
atop the pagerank heap.
>Previously, or maybe still, there was no mandate that web
>hosts only assign dedicated IP's when it can be justified.
ARIN seems to have gone dark on that subject.
** I assume it is myth, but I've never heard anyone from Google make
any statements that definitively debunks it. Debunking this pervasive
among webmasters and "SEO Experts" myth sure would be a very UN-evil
thing to do if true (Hint hint you Google-folk!)
It pisses me off to no end when a sales guy comes to me with a
request from a customer for a /20 for a half-rack of web servers. The
justification ALWAYS comes down to this inane "search engine
optimization" pipe dream. =\
--chuck goolsbee ***
*** Waiting now for ~246 hours for Yahoo!Mail human beings to contact
me within their promised "48 hours".
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