Where to buy Internet IP addresses

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Mon May 4 13:47:22 CDT 2009


Carsten Bormann wrote:
> On May 4, 2009, at 10:08, Nathan Ward wrote:
> 
>> Forwarding these requests up to the ISP's router and having several
>> PDs per end customer is in my opinion the best way to go.
> 
> If the ISP sees (and has to hand out) the PD, some bean counter will put
> a price tag on it ("differential pricing").
> If there is a price tag on it, nobody will pay the higher price, and
> everybody will put in a kludge to get by with one /64.
> Think about it: That's exactly the reason why we got mired in the InterNAT.
> 
> Really, /56 for everyone is the only way back to an Internet.
> 

As cool as it would be to have the internet fully routable, I would be
surprised if it would happen because of the "how little can we get away
with giving the customer so we can charge for upgrades" mentality.

~Seth




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