IP adresss management verification

chuck goolsbee 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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